Number 195. Petersburg Campaign Report of Major Stephen R. Clark, Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry (dismounted), of operations September 30 – October 17

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

Numbers 195. Report of Major Stephen R. Clark, Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry (dismounted), of operations September 30 – October 17.1

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH Regiment OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY,
Poplar Grove Church, Va., October 17, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following as my report of the operations of my command west of the Weldon railroad:

On the morning of September 30 we moved out from camp, crossed the Weldon railroad near the Yellow House about 10 a. m., moved out

about a mile west, and halted for an hour. The skirmishing was then pretty heavy in our front. Received orders to advance; moved out on the Dinwiddie County road on the left of the battle-field, where we took position and remained probably one hour. We then received orders to move to our right and take position on the left of the Fifth Army Corps, which was done. We lay in line of battle some time, when we were ordered to advance and take up a position on the brow of a hill in our immediate front, which was done in good order. We remained there but a short time, when the enemy advanced. The line broke and retreated in confusion, but after a great deal of trouble part of the regiment rallied and returned to the front. We remained in line until the brigade moved back on the Dinwiddie County road, where we threw up fortifications, and remained until the morning of October 2, when we moved out with the brigade on a reconnaissance and returned in the evening. We then took up a position to the right of the one occupied in the morning, where we have remained up to the present throwing up works and doing picket duty.

The following is the number of casualties in my command from September 30, 1864, up to October 9, 1864: Killed, 4 enlisted men; wounded 3 commissioned officers and 18 enlisted men; missing, 10 enlisted men.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

S. R. CLARK,

Major, Commanding.

Captain FRANK A. HAYWARD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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 562-563

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