Number 123. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Colonel Ronald A. Kennedy, Fifth Vermont Infantry, of operations March 25

   

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No. 123. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Ronald A. Kennedy, Fifth Vermont Infantry, of operations March 25.1

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH VERMONT VETERAN VOLUNTEERS,
March 27, 1865.

I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by the Fifth Regiment Vermont Veteran Volunteers on the 25th instant:

As the brigade was massed before the advance commenced the Fifth formed the left of the third line. The first advance was to the work occupied by the first line; the second was to the crest, out the left of the small work in which were the mortars. After lying here until 5 p.m. were ordered to move to the front and right of the house situated on the old picket-line to await further orders. In obedience to further orders the regiment returned to camp at 11 p.m.

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

R. A. KENNEDY,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Fifth Vermont Veteran Volunteers.

Captain M. BARBER,
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), page 306

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