Number 65. Appomattox Report of Captain John H. Gallager, One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Infantry



in Appomattox Campaign Reports (95)

No. 65. Report of Captain John H. Gallager, One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.1

April 10, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to forward the following report of operations of this command since the 28th ultimo:

Left camp on the 29th at 6 a. m.; marched with the column; halted and constructed breast-works; again moved with the column to Dabney’s Mill; ordered to the front as skirmishers in conjunction with the Sixty-ninth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers; met the enemy, and drove them to their works at dark; remained on line all night. 30th, occupied the works at daybreak and found no enemy; relieved by Twenty-fourth Army Corps, and joined the brigade t 8 a.m.; remained with brigade till 5 p. m.; ordered to report to headquarters for fatigue duty; camped near army headquarters for the night. 31st, engaged in corduroyig roads all day. April 1, engaged in corduroying all day. 2nd, joined the brigade at 7 a. m.; camped for the night on the South Side Railroad. 3rd, moved toward Petersburg; countermarched in pursuit of the enemy; camped for the night. 4th, moved at daybreak with

the column; on picket all night. 5th, joined the brigade 1.30 a.m.; moved with the column; reached the Fifth Corps in breast-works; passing them, formed on their left; constructed a line of works, and remained for the night. 6th, moved at 6 a. m.; detailed on flank of column; captured 8 prisoners and 3 contrabands, and destroyed 26 muskets for want of transportation; remained on flank all night. 7th, joined the brigade near Farmville, Va.; camped for the night. 8th, marched in support of skirmishers all day; went into camp at dusk; moved at 10p. m. in advance four miles; camped till daybreak. 9th, moved at 8.30 a. m.with the column; halted at 1 p. m.; went into camp about 6 p. m.

No casualties occurred in this command since the 28th ultimo.

I am, sir very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Captain, Commanding 106th Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Assistant Adjutant-General.


  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. 774-775


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