Number 182. Petersburg Campaign Reports of Major John T. Jack, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations October 27-28 and December 7-12

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

No. 182. Reports of Major John T. Jack, Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations October 27-28 and December 7-12.1

HDQRS. FIFTY-SIXTH Regiment PENNSYLVANIA VET. VOLS.,
Yellow House, Va., October 30, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following report as the part taken by the Fifty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers in the late movement:

The Fifty-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers broke camp on the morning of the 27th instant and march, in company with the Third Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Army Corps, to beyond the extreme left of our present line of works, where it was formed in line of battle and advanced, meeting only the enemy’s skirmishers, losing one man wounded. On the night of the 27th instant threw up line of earth-works. At 3.30 on the morning of the 28th ordered to retire, and during the day returned to the present camp.

JOHN T. JACK,

Major Commanding Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers.

Captain J. HARRISON LAMBDIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIFTY-SIXTH PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLS.,
December 14, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers broke camp on the morning of the 7th instant; marched with the column to a point on the Weldon railroad near Jarratt’s Station; assisted in destroying railroad from that point to near Belfield, after which they returned to their present position.

I inclose numerical and tabular report of casualties.*

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN T. JACK,

Major, Commanding Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers.

Captain J. HARRISON LAMBDIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* Shows 3 men missing.

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Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 531-532

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