Number 226. Petersburg Campaign Report of Captain John B. Eaton, Twenty-seventh New York Battery, of operations September 28-October 17

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

Numbers 226. Report of Captain John B. Eaton, Twenty-seventh New York Battery, of operations September 28-October 17.1

TWENTY-SEVENTH NEW YORK BATTERY, October 17, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: In accordance with circular dated October 15, 1864, I have the honor to report the movements of my battery from September 28 to the above date:

On September 28 my battery was stationed in Fort Alexander Hays, where it had been since September 25. On the night of the 28th I was

ordered to make preparations to hold the fort if necessary, as the corps was under marching orders, and to send caissons and transportation to the general train. Was engaged in strengthening the work until October 5, and the battery remained there until the 13th. October 13, I was relieved and marched to corps headquarters. Was almost immediately ordered to place my battery in a new fort upon the Vaughan road, and next morning to move one section into

the fort next upon the left of the preceding. The battery still remains in these works.

Respectfully,

JNO. B. EATON,

Captain, Commanding Twenty-seventh New York Battery.

Lieutenant HEASLEY,

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 602-603

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