Number 124. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Colonel Sumner H. Lincoln, Sixth Vermont Infantry, of operations March 25

   

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No. 124. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Sumner H. Lincoln, Sixth Vermont Infantry, of operations March 25.1

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH VERMONT VOLUNTEERS,
March 28, 1865.

SIR: In compliance with circular from headquarters Vermont brigade, I have the honor to make the following report of the part performed by the Sixth Vermont Volunteers on the 25th instant:

The regiment, after being under arms for several hours, moved from the rear of the works in our immediate front, passing through the works at the left of Fort Fisher. After advancing by the flank about 100 yards I halted in a ravine and in rear of the Third and Fourth Regiments. I moved forward from this point on a double-quick, being at the left and on line with the Third and Fourth Regiments. We advanced with a good line 400 yards, and halted in rear of a line of earth-works. I received orders not to advance farther, and remained in that position until 5 p.m., when I was ordered to the right and front of the Boswell house, where I remained until ordered to camp. The regiment was under fire for at least five hours, yet we lost but one man wounded. Officers and men behaved with their usual gallantry.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant

S. H. LINCOLN,
Lieutenant-Colonel Sixth Vermont 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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