Number 12. Siege of Petersburg Report of Captain William C. Faxon, First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, commanding Fort Emery, of operations March 25

   

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No. 12. Report of Captain William C. Faxon, First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, commanding Fort Emery, of operations March 25.1

FORT EMERY [VERY], VA.,
March 25, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to report that in the engagement this morning I fired thirty-three percussion shell – ten at a body of the enemy’s troops occupying a position in rear of Fort Stedman and the remainder in reply to the 8-inch columbiad and light guns immediately in my front, which opened on this for and on our own troops passing in rear, and which open silenced. The firing on the enemy’s troops was by direction of a major on the staff of Major-General Parke, who pointed out the position, and who reported that it did considerable damage to the enemy.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. C. FAXON,
Captain, First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Battery.

Lieutenant W. S. MALONY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Siege Batteries.

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), page 178

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