Number 137. Appomattox Report of Captain James Tearney, Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry

   

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No. 137. Report of Captain James Tearney, Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry.1

HDQRS. BATTALION EIGHTY-SEVENTH PENNSYLVANIA
April 9, 1865

MAJOR: In compliance with circular of this date, I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of this command in the assault on the enemy’s works on the left of Petersburg, Va., on the morning of April 2, 1865;

Left camp about 11 p.m. 1st instant and marched to the picket-line in front of Fort Welch, where the Third Division was massed, this command being in the third line of First Brigade. At about 4.30 a.m the following day the order to charge was given when the command moved forward and the enemy’s line of works and forts was carried and held, driving the enemy before them and capturing a large number of prisoners and several cannon.

The following is the list of casualties: 2 commissioned officers and 6 enlisted men killed, 3 commissioned officers and 22 enlisted men wounded, and 5 enlisted men missing.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES TEARNEY,
Captain, Commanding Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania.

Bvt. Major CHARLES H. LEONARD,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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), p. 990

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