Number 239. Petersburg Campaign Report of Major Joseph W. Wistar, Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry, of operations October 26-28

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

Numbers 239. Report of Major Joseph W. Wistar, Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry, of operations October 26-28.1

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY, Near Smith’s House, November 2, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements of this regiment during the late operations son the Boydton plank road. On the 26th the regiment, then on picket, withdrew and moved on the 27th the Dinwiddie road and by the Vaughan and Quaker roads to the plank road. The regiment was not actively engaged in the attack at Gravelly Run, but were formed as mounted support in the skirmish near plank road. On the night of the 28th the regiment brought up the extreme rear of the reconnoitering party to the railroad; thence to Jerusalem plank road and encamped.

J. W. WISTAR,
Major, Commanding Regiment.

Captain J. B. MAINLAND,

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), page 643

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