Number 179. Appomattox Report of Captain Edward J. Jones, Eleventh Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery

   

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No. 179. Report of Captain Edward J. Jones, Eleventh Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery.1

HDQRS. ELEVENTH MASSACHUSETTS LIGHT BATTERY,
In the Field, at Burkeville Station, Va., April 11, 1865.

CAPTAIN: In response to General Orders, Numbers 12, I have the honor report that my command occupied Fort Friend, and the ground on its right and left flanks, covering a portion of our lines in front of Petersburg, during the period referred to in said order, i. e., 30th March ultimo to 3rd April, day of the evacuation of Petersburg, and from 9 o’clock on the evening of the 30th ultimo to the morning of the 3rd instant, when we were ordered forward with the Second Division. My command were at their posts ready for action, but no favorable opportunity presented itself for us to engage the enemy.

I have the honor to be, captain, your obedient servant,

EDWARD J. JONES,
Captain Eleventh Massachusetts Light Battery.

Captain CHARLES E. MALIAM,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Artillery Brigadier, Ninth Army Corps.

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. 1079

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