Number 148. Appomattox Report of Captain Augustin N. Parsons, Battery A, First New Jersey Light Artillery



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No. 148. Report of Captain Augustin N. Parsons, Battery A, First New Jersey Light Artillery.1

April 10, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: In compliance with instructions received from headquarter Artillery Brigade, Sixth Corps, I have the honor to report that about 10 p.m. of the 1st instant I opened fire upon the enemy’s picket-line-from Fort Howard with four guns, and from Fort Wadsworth

with two guns-keeping up a slow fire until about 1 a.m. of the 2nd, firing fifty rounds from Fort Howard and seventy-five rounds from Fort Wadsworth. About the same time I received orders to send two guns to Fort Welch. I at once sent Lieutenant Bonin with one section, which reached Fort Welch before daylight on the morning of the 2nd. At 11 p.m. same day I received orders to turn in two guns, and report to the commanding officer of the Artillery Brigade at 6 a.m. on the 3rd, fully equipped for a campaign.

I have no officers nor men to mention in particular; all did their duty.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant BENJ. FREEBORN,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Sixth Corps.


  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. 1011-1012


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