Number 187. Appomattox Report of Captain Edward W. Rogers, Nineteenth Battery New York Light Artillery

   

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No. 187. Report of Captain Edward W. Rogers, Nineteenth Battery New York Light Artillery.1

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH NEW YORK BATTERY,
May 6, 1865.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of the Nineteenth New York Battery from Marched 30 until the capture of Petersburg:

On March 30 four guns of the battery were in Fort Stedman and two in reserve. The section in reserve was not employed during the time mentioned. During the days and nights of March 30 and 31 the cannoneers were kept at their posts almost without intermission, opening fire upon the enemy at different times as circumstances dictated. On the night of April 1, at about 11 o’clock, I opened my guns on the enemy’s lines by direction of the general commanding Artillery Brigade, Ninth Army Corps, keeping up a steady fire for some time. During the entire night we kept on the alert and fired at intervals. Before daylight on the morning of the 3rd instant it was discovered that the enemy had evacuated his works during the night.

There were no casualties in my battery during these operations.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. W. ROGERS,
Captain, Commanding Nineteenth New York Battery.

Captain CHARLES E. MALLIAM,
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), pp. 1086

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