Number 141. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Colonel Adolph Becker, Forty-sixth New York Infantry of operations March 25

   

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No. 141. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Adolph Becker, Forty-sixth New York Infantry of operations March 25.1

HDQRS. FORTY-SIXTH NEW YORK VETERAN VOLUNTEERS,
March 29, 1865.

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that on the morning of the 25th instant, when the enemy made his strong and sudden assault on Fort Stedman, the sentries of the Forty-sixth New York Veteran Volunteers announced, at about 4.15 a.m., the enemy’s attack, and that immediately afterward the whole regiment, which is as garrison in Fort Mansfield and Fort McGilvery, was under arms ready for action. Notwithstanding the heavy fire directed on these forts, our loss was only 2 enlisted men killed and 3 wounded.

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ADOLPH BECKER,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Bvt. Major C. A. LOUNSBERRY,
Acting 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 330

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