Number 15. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Henry D. Patterson, First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, commanding Fort Morton, of operations March 25

   

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No. 15. Report of Lieutenant Henry D. Patterson, First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, commanding Fort Morton, of operations March 25.1

FORT MORTON, VA.,
March 26, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that I fired forty-three mortar shell and five 4 1/2-inch percussion-shell yesterday. I opened two

mortars on Cemetery Hill battery, which was firing on our troops in rear Fort Haskell. the other mortars were directed on the batteries near the Petersburg pike. They burst a large number of shell in the fort, wounding four men of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania; no casualties in Company A. They opened one new mortar where they were digging day before yesterday, in rear of the Crater.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. D. PATTERSON,
Lieutenant, 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), pages 180-181

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