Number 121. Appomattox Report of Bvt. Major General George W. Getty, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division

   

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No. 121. Report of Bvt. Major General George W. Getty, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division.1

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,
April 17, 1865.

MAJOR: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by the Second Division in the assault on the enemy’s works on the morning of the 2nd instant and in the subsequent operations which resulted in the surrender of the rebel Army of Northern Virginia:

Leaving the pickets, re-enforced by the division sharpshooters, under Bvt. Major William H. Terrell, and the garrison of the forts, consisting

of a detachment from the Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, in Fort Urmston, and the Sixty-second New York in Forts Tracy and Keene, the command moved from camp, without knapsacks shortly after midnight preceding the 2nd, filed through the breast-works and abatis by openings made for the purpose on the right and left of Fort Welch, and were massed in columns of regiments each brigade forming a column immediately in rear of the entrenched picket-line captured from the enemy on the 25th of March, and since held by our pickets. From this point, directly in front of Fort Welch, a ravine led straight up to the enemy’s works, a distance of 600 yards. The ground, gently ascending, was partly open and partly obstructed by stumps and branches of trees. Grant’s (Vermont) brigade (Second) rested its left on this ravine, and was made the directing column; Hyde’s brigade (Third) was placed in the center; and Warner’s (First) on the right. The First Division was in echelon in support on the right of the division, and the Third in similar order, on the left. Axmen to cut away the abatis were placed in the front lines. It was strongly impressed upon commanders to force their way through all opposition and obstructions into the enemy’s works, and the works once carried, the troops were to be halted and reformed in readiness for any emergency. About 2 a.m. while the troops were moving into position, the pickets, commenced firing to cover, it is said, the movement. The enemy’s pickets replied vigorously and a number of brave officers and men were killed or wounded. The loss was heaviest in Hyde’s brigade (Third), in which two regimental commanders-Lieutenant Colonel E. D. Holt, Forty-ninth New York, and Lieutenant Colonel J. W. Crosby, Sixty-first Pennsylvania-were mortally wounded. Bvt. Major General L. A. Grant, commanding Second Brigade, was slightly wounded in the head, but, although compelled to retire for a time, resumed command at night-fall.

At 4 a.m. the gun, the signal to advance, was fired from Fort Fisher, Owing, however, to the heavy cannonading on the Ninth Corps line, the signal was imperfectly understood, but at the command the men rose to their feet, leaped over the rifle-pits and moved forward. The lines, being massed close together, advanced successively, each moving forward as the preceding gained a distance of 100 yards. For several moments nothing was heard but the tramp and rustle of the advancing columns; but just as the enemy’s picket-line was gained the silence was broken by a scattering volley. The troops instantly responded with a ringing cheer and pushed on in the face of the enemy’s fire, which was now spitting along the whole line. The artillery on our left also opened, throwing case-shot, grape, and canister most of which fell in rear of our troops. Although considerable confusion was caused by the character of the ground and the darkness of the night, resolute men from every regiment in the division rushed gallantly forward, forced aside the abatis and swarmed over the works, capturing nearly all the enemy behind them. It is impossible to determine to whom is due the honor of first entering the works or what regiment first planted its flag upon them, but that this honor is due to the troops and colors of the Second Division there can be no doubt. The position of the division in front of the corps having the shortest line to the enemy’s works, and carrying those works in the first charge without repulse, renders it physically impossible that it should be otherwise.

Simultaneously with the assault just described, Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Milliken, division officer of the day, in compliance with instructions previously given him advanced the picket-line, which was on the right of the main attack, seized the enemy’s line of picket pits, and captured

therein between 400 and 500 prisoners. From this point a farther advance was made, and two forts, with three guns each, taken, one of which, known as Fort McGraw, was soon after relinquished to a strong column of the enemy the pickets and sharpshooters having expended their ammunition. The enemy being afterward forced back by the main advance on Petersburg, the pickets and sharpshooters were withdrawn and rejoined the command about 9 p.m.

The troops, after breaking through the enemy’s works, pressed forward with the greatest dash and enthusiasm and without order of formation, until at length they were halted with great difficulty and the lines reformed at a point on the Boydton plank road over a mile from the rebel lines. The division was then moved by the left flank, and put in position in one line-Warner on the right, Hyde in the center, and Grant’s (Vermont) brigade, now commanded by Bvt. Colonel Charles Mundee, assistant adjutant-general on the left, with the left near the captured works, and the line extending therefrom at right angles and facing westward or toward Hatcher’s Run. A few skirmishers of the Third Division joined the let with the breast-works and two brigades of the First Division were moving up in support of the right flank, when the formation being completed, the line was advanced. The enemy resisted stoutly from a fort a few hundred yards in front of our left and fired several rounds of canister, but being soon outflanked and enveloped the, work was taken, with several guns and a number of prisoners, and no further resistance was made. For over two miles the line moved forward over a wooded and difficult country, capturing flags guns, and prisoners at every step. In the eagerness of the advance many prisoners and captures were sent to the rear and turned over without proper receipts or credit being obtained for them.

Having advanced nearly to Hatcher’s Run, opposite the front of the Army of the James, and the enemy having disappeared, the line was halted, reformed and closed in to the left. The two brigades of the First Division and the Third Division soon after came up and the troops rested. About 9 a.m. it having been decided to advance on Petersburg, the troops were put in motion for that point, retracing their steps and marching in parallel columns. After passing the scene of the morning assault the division was formed in two miles, on the left of the Twenty-fourth Corps, with the right of the division on the Boydton plank road, Mundee’s (Vermont) brigade on the right, Warner’s in the center, and Hyde’s on the left, with his left refused- and advanced under shell fire about half a mile when a temporary halt was made. This point is about who miles from the inner lines about Petersburg. Much annoyance was experienced from the fire of a battery on the Cox road, on our left, which, frequently changing its position, completely enfiladed our lines. The shelling from front and right was also severe. Allen’s (Rhode Island) battery and Harn’s battery, which were attached to the division, were brought up and replied to the enemy’s fire. At my suggestion General Wheaton, commanding First Division moved his division up to extend and support the left; but observing the enemy moving guns and troops on the Cox road and endeavoring to form, I advanced the command at once, without waiting for the First Division, in order to attack before he was ready. This advance was made about noon.

The troops moved forward with great spirit, although under a very heavy fire of shell and a desultory musketry. The batteries, Harn’s and Allen’s advanced in fine style with the infantry, and kept up a hot fire, and the enemy were forced rapidly back. The force maneu-

vering on the Cox road retired before our advance, to avoid being cut off from Petersburg, until a last stand was made at Edge Hill, Lee’s headquarters, where the battery, being deserved by its support and the horses killed, was captured after a brave resistance. The enemy now took refuge behind the inner works about Petersburg. The division, much fatigued and scattered by the rapid advances and hard work of the day, was in no shape to assault the works. Accordingly the troops were collected and reformed and posted in two lines, with the left on the Appomattox; entrenchments,were erected and pickets thrown out. A desultory artillery firing closed the day’s work.

The enemy having evacuated Petersburg and retreated during the night of the 2nd, the following day the troops advanced westward in pursuit by the Namozine (or River) road, the Second Division in advance, and bivouacked on Whipponock Creek, after a march of fourteen miles. On the 4th advanced across Winticomack Creek, twelve miles; on the 5th, to near Jetersville Station, sixteen miles, and camped in two lines on the right of the Third Division, with the First Division massed in support on our right, the lines extending nearly east and west, and facing north toward Amelia Court-House where the enemy was reported in force.

At 6 a.m. on the 6th the line was advanced by the right of regiments to the front nearly three miles toward Amelia Court-House, when the enemy being found to have retreated the troops retraced their steps, and, marching by the camp of the night preceding, crossed the Danville railroad at Jetersville Station and followed a road leading to Rice’s Station on the South Side Railroad.

The division being in rear did not participate in the struggle at Sailor’s Creek, although brought up and formed in line on the double-quick. After crossing the creek the division was placed in the advance, and soon after night-fall moved forward about two miles, when the troops were encamped for the night. The Second Vermont Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Tracy, deployed as skirmishers, pushed forward nearly two miles farther, until the enemy’s rear guard was encountered, when a slight skirmish ensued without result.

On the 7th the command moved to Farmville, via Rice’s Station, crossed the Appomattox, and bivouacked on the north side, making a march of fourteen miles.

On the 8th, moved to New Store on the Appomattox Court-House plank road, fifteen miles; and on the 9th moved ten miles to the scene of the surrender of the rebel Army of Northern Virginia. Having rested during the 10th,on the 11th the command retraced their steps, marching through Farmville and Rice’s Station to the present camp near Burkeville Junction, which was reached on the afternoon of the 13th.

In these operations the officers and men of the division displayed their usual gallantry, so conspicuous during the campaigns of the last year. Recommendations of those who particularly distinguished themselves will be forwarded at the earliest practicable moment.

Accompanying are reports of brigade commanders, lists of casualties, &c.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. W. GETTY,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding Division.

Bvt. Major C. H. WHITTELSEY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixth Army Corps.

ADDENDA.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,
April 16, 1865.

Major C. H. WHITTELSEY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Sixth Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that during the engagements of the 2nd instant the following-named enlisted men captured flags, &c.: Corpl. Charles W. Dolloff, Company K, Eleventh Vermont, one flag; Private Theodore Mitchell, Company C, Sixty-first Pennsylvania, one flag; Private Milton Matthews, Company C, Sixty-first Pennsylvania one flag; Sergt. Lester G. Hack, Company F, Fifth Vermont, one flag. Sergt. Charles Marquette, Company F, Ninety-third Pennsylvania one flag; Sergt. Shubert, Company E, Forty-third New York, two markers.*

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. W. GETTY,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,
April 18, 1865

Major C. H. WHITTELSEY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixth Corps;

SIR: I have the honor to forward the following list of casualties in this command during the engagement of the 2nd instant.+

RECAPITULATION.

Respectfully submitted.

GEO. W. GETTY,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,
April 20, 1865.

Major C. H. WHITTELSEY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixth Corps:

MAJOR: In compliance with orders from corps headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following list of officers in this command who

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*All the foregoing were awarded Medals of Honor.

+Nominal list omitted.

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by distinguished gallantry and meritorious services in the assault of the enemy’s works and the subsequent engagements of the 2nd instant are deserving of promotion; also the names of enlisted men, including those who captured battle-flags, who by their conduct on the same day are entitled to receive medals or other rewards of merit: Bvt. Brigadier General J. M. Warner, colonel Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, commanding First Brigade to be brigadier-general for gallant and meritorious services in the assault upon the enemy’s lines on the 2nd instant, and inthe subsequent operations of the day; also for gallantry in the attack upon the enemy’s picket-line in front of Fort Fisher on the 25th of March, 1865. Colonel Thomas W. Hyde, First Maine Veteran Volunteers commanding Third Brigade, to be brigadier-general by brevet for gallant and meritorious services in the assault upon the enemy’s lines on the 2nd instant, and in the subsequent operations of the day; also for gallantry in the attack upon the enemy’s picket-line in front of Fort Fisher on the 25th of March, 1865. Bvt. Colonel Charles Mundee, assistant adjutant-general, to be brigadier-general by brevet for gallantry and meritorious services in the assault on the enemy’s line on the 2nd, and in the subsequent operations of the day, when in command of the Vermont brigade. Bvt. Colonel Hazard Stevens, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, to be brigadier-general by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct throughout the whole day, and for material services rendered in forming and reforming the troops. Catp. Henry R. Murray, One hundred and forty-eighth New York Volunteers, aide-de-camp to be major by brevet for meritorious conduct on the 25th of March, and lieutenant-colonel by brevet for gallant and very meritorious conduct on the 2nd instant. First Lieutenant Charles H. Anson, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, aide-de-camp, to be major by brevet for distinguished services in the assault and for great gallantry in every movement throughout the day. Bvt. Major James D. Duncan, One hundred and second Pennsylvania Volunteers to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for very meritorious conduct during the entire day. Bvt. Major William H. Terrell, Froty-third New York Volunteers, commanding division sharpshooters to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for his skill and bravery in leading his men to the assault of the enemy’s lines. Captain H. J. Gifford, Forty-ninth New York Volunteers, ordnance officer, to be major by brevet for very meritorious conduct and valuable services on this and all former occasions in supplying the troops promptly with ammunition on the battle-field and in the skirmish First Lieutenant John S. Cornue, regimental quartermaster, One hundred and twenty-second New York Volunteers, to be major by brevet for distinguished bravery in leading the assault with his regiment, which services by his position as acting assistant quartermaster were entirely voluntary. Lieutenant Colonel D. J. Caw, Battalion Seventy-seventh New York Volunteers, to be colonel by brevet for distinguished gallantry in the first assault where he commanded and led the first line of the brigade, and contributed greatly to the successful entrance into the enemy’s main line of works, where he was wounded. Captain I. D. Clapp, Battalion Seventy-seventh New York Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallantry in the first assault when he was wounded while tearing away abatis. Lieutenant Colonel S. C. Fletcher, First Maine Veteran Volunteers to be colonel by brevet for distinguished gallantry and coolness while in command of the second line of the brigade, and for materially contributing to our success in penetrating the enemy’s lines and for planting his colors upon their works among the first if not the very

first, Major A. B. Summer, First Maine Veteran Volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for special skill and judgment in leading the skirmish line during the last assault. Captain A. Merrill, First Maine Veteran Volunteers to be major by brevet for advancing his picket-line with the assaulting column and with six men capturing sixty-nine of the enemy and recapturing several of our men whom they had taken prisoners. Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Orr, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers to be colonel by brevet for distinguished gallantry in the assault when he was the first of his regiment in the enemy’s works and for gallantry in the last assault, where he was severely wounded yet did not leave his regiment. Captain O. A. Parsons, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallantry in the assault, where he was wounded while tearing away abatis. Lieutenant Colonel William H. Long, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, to be colonel by brevet for meritorious conduct in remaining on the field during the day when unfit from illness to keep the saddle. Bvt. Major George H. Selkirk, Battalion Forty-ninth New York Volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for coolness and bravery while putting the brigade in position under fire from the enemy’s skirmish line and for gallant bravery throughout the day. Captain George W. Bonett, Third Vermont Volunteers, for gallant and meritorious conduct throughout whole day, to be major by brevet. Bvt. Captain Henry C. Baxter, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, aide-de-camp, to be major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct throughout the day. Lieutenant Colonel A. S. Tracy, Second Vermont Volunteers, to be colonel by brevet for the gallant manner in which he conducted the assault of the brigade on the enemy’s works in the morning. Captain A. C. Douglas, One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct in the engagement on the 25th of March, when he was severely wounded. Lieutenant Colonel D. C. Keller, Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be colonel by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct on the 25th of March, when he was severely wounded. Major John Fritz, Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for gallant and meritorious, conduct on the 25th of March, when he was severely wounded. Captain S. C. Crawford, One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct both on the 25th of March and 2nd of April. Bvt. Major R. W. Lyon, One hundred and second Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct on the 2nd instant. Captain B. Frank Hean, Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallant services rendered on the 25th of March and 2nd of April. Captain P. G. Mark, Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallant services rendered on the 25th ultimo and 2nd instant. Lieutenant O. Sharpless, Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be captain by brevet for gallant services rendered on the 25th ultimo and 2nd instant. Lieutenant B. F. Krieger, acting aide-de-camp, to be captain by brevet for services rendered on the 25th ultimo and 2nd instant. Major Eugene, O. Cole, Fifth Vermont Volunteers, to be lieutenant-colonel by brevet for distinguished service in advancing the skirmish line of the division and capturing a fort. Captain Charles G. Gould, Fifth Vermont Volunteers, to be major by brevet for great gallantry in mounting the enemy’s works, where he received a severe bayonet wound in the face. Captain E. W. Harrington, Second Vermont Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct in leading and cheering his men on through the whole day. Major William J. Sperry, Sixth Vermont Volunteers, to be lieu-

tenant-colonel by brevet for gallantry in assisting to capture two pieces of artillery. Captain George G. Tilden, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, to be major by brevet for distinguished services in capturing Colonel Nelson (commanding a rebel brigade) and a large number of prisoners. First Lieutenant George A. Bailey, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, to be captain by brevet for gallantry in aiding to capture two pieces of artillery and for untiring energy and good conduct throughout the day. First Lieutenant John H. Macomber, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, to be captain by brevet for gallantry in the assault of the morning, in which he received a very dangerous wound. Captain R. L. Annesley, Battalion Forty-third New York Volunteers, to be major by brevet for bravery throughout the whole day. Captain J. C. Sample, One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers to be major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct in the assault on the enemy, when he was severely wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Reen, Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be colonel by brevet for gallant conduct in the first charge, when he was wounded, causing the loss of leg. Captain William L. Pettit, One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct throughout the day. First Lieutenant H. J. Nichols, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, aide-de-camp, to be captain by brevet and major by brevet for gallant and meritorious conduct both on the 25th of March and 2nd of April. First Lieutenant Hugh McIlwain, One hundred and second Pennsylvania Volunteers, pioneer officer, to be captain by brevet for meritorious services rendered throughout the day. First Lieutenant William H. Savage, First Maine Veteran Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp, to be captain by brevet for gallantry and good behavior throughout the day. First Lieutenant D. A. Monroe, One hundred and twenty-second New York Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp, to be captain by brevet for gallantry and good behavior throughout the entire day. First Lieutenant Thomas Lynch, Battalion Forty-third New York Volunteers, to be captain by brevet for bravery throughout the entire day. First Lieutenant French W. Fisher, Battalion Forty-ninth New York Volunteers, to [be] captain by brevet for distinguished gallantry in the assault when he was wounded. Captain Charles H. Bewley, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, to be major by brevet for special bravery throughout the entire day.

I respectfully recommend that medals be awarded to the following named enlisted men; Sergt. Lester G, Hack, Company F, Fifth Vermont Volunteers who captured the colors of the Twenty-third Tennessee rebel regiment. Corpl. Charles W. Dolloff, Company K, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, who captured the colors of the Forty-second Mississippi rebel regiment. Sergt. Charles Marquett, Company F, Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, who captured a rebel battle-flag. Private Milton Matthews, Company C, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, who captured the colors of the Seventh Tennessee rebel regiment; Private Theodore Mitchell, Company C, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, who captured the battle-flag of the Tennessee brigade. Sergt. Frank Shubert, Company E, Forty-third New York Volunteers, who captured two guidons of a rebel regiment. Sergt. Thomas I. McColley, Company F, Second Vermont, for general good conduct and for gallantry in carrying the brigade flag at the head of the brigade during the entire engagement; Corpl. A. A. Carter, Company D, Fourth Vermont, who recaptured an officer of the Third Division, Sixth Corps, and brought in the captors, two rebel prisoners, First Sergt. Israel Highhill, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, who captured one of the pieces near General Lee’s headquarters; Corpl. Isaac Colburn, Company D, One hun-

dred and twenty-second New York Volunteers, for being the first man of his regiment in the enemy’s line, and for shooting down a gunner while in the act of discharging a piece directed toward our assaulting column; Sergt. Frank E. Johnson, Company D, First Maine Veteran Volunteers, and Sergt. M. H. Smith, Company G, First Maine Veteran Volunteers, for capturing and destroying twenty-one of the enemy’s wagons and also capturing part of the mules. The following-named enlisted men are deserving of especial honorable mention for gallant and meritorious conduct during the engagements of the 2nd instant; Color-Sergt. D. W. Young, One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers; Private E. G. Kennedy, Company C, One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers; Sergt. Hoxxey C. Rogers, Company I, Second Vermont Volunteers; Private Ira Pierce, Company F, Second Vermont Volunteers; Corpl. J. E. Johnson, Company E, Third Vermont Volunteers; First Sergt. James D. Willard, Company F, Fourth Vermont Volunteers; Corpl. Benjamin A. Patch, Company A, Fourth Vermont Volunteers; First Sergt. Carlos H. Rich, Company D, Fourth Vermont Volunteers; Sergt. Henry McCole, Company E, Fourth Vermont Volunteers, Sergt. John B. Kenney, Company C, Fourth Vermont Volunteers, Corpl. William H. Eaton Company C, Fourth Vermont Volunteers; Corpl. James M. Crossman, Company E, Fourth Vermont Volunteers; Private, E. F. Fish, Company F, Fourth Vermont Volunteers, Sergt. Jackson, Company D, Fifth Vermont Volunteers; Corpl. Nelson E. Carle, Company A, Fifth Vermont Volunteers; Corpl. Henry H. Recor, Company A, Fifth Vermont Volunteers; Color-Sergt. Peter Begor, Sixth Vermont Volunteers; Color-Sergt. Orris Pier, Sixth Vermont Volunteers; Private William S. Jenne, Company H, Sixth Vermont Volunteers; Private Sidney Wells, Company H, Sixth Vermont Volunteers; Color-Sergt. Samuel L. Daggett, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers; Color-Sergt. Patrick Byrne, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers; Corpl. J. C. Mathews, Company A, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers; Sergt. George W. Dawson, Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers; Corpl. Thomas Pendergast, Company B, Forty-ninth New York Volunteers; First Sergt. Josiah S. Brown, Company H, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Sergt. Edward J. Kenney, Company B, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Private Delon Newcomb, Company H, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Private Alden S. Baker, Company H, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Private Peter Brackett, Company B, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. John B. Fleming, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Sergt. James A. Foss, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. J. B. Maxwell, Company F, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. Green C. Spencer, Company C, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. T. W. Gilpatrick, Company D, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. George M. Littlefield, Company C, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. A. C. Clark, Company H, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Corpl. Richard Webster, Company K, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Private George Lamb, Company K, First Maine Veteran Volunteers; Private Asa B. Lovell, Company D, First Maine Veteran Volunteers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. W. GETTY,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding Division.

Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), pp. 953-961

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