Number 39. Siege of Petersburg Report of Major John McE. Hyde, Thirty-ninth New York Infantry, of operations March 25

   

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No. 39. Report of Major John McE. Hyde, Thirty-ninth New York Infantry, of operations March 25.1

HDQRS. THIRTY-NINTH NEW YORK VET. VOLUNTEERS,
March 26, 1865

SIR: In obedience to orders from brigade headquarters of this date, I have the honor to submit the following report:

At 11.30 a.m. yesterday we were ordered to the front to support the attacking party. We remained in reserve all day. During the afternoon we supported a battery while it dislodged a force of the enemy from a large house, which was done effectually. Although we were not actually engaged with the enemy, yet the men acted brave and cool; and had our assistance been required, I am confident the men would have conducted themselves with credit.

Our loss was 1 commissioned officer (Second Lieutenant L. Edelman) missing; casualties among men, none.

We were ordered back to camp, arriving at 2 a.m. this date.

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

J. McE. HYDE,
Major, Commanding Regiment.

Captain E. J. HUESTON
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade.

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 204-205

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