Number 40. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Colonel Henry M. Karples, Fifty-second New York Infantry, of operations March 25

   

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No. 40. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Henry M. Karples, Fifty-second New York Infantry, of operations March 25.1

HDQRS. FIFTY-SECOND Regiment NEW YORK VET. VOLS.,
March 26, 1865.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that my regiment struck camp at 8 a.m. in obedience to orders, and remained under arms until 3 o’clock when it moved forward with the brigade, and formed line of battle in the rear of the First Brigade, where it remained until 4.30 p.m. when it moved by the flank to the right, then in line of battle forward connecting with the Thirty-ninth New York Volunteers on the right and the One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Volunteers on the left, through a piece of wood-swamp, forming with the brigade in an open field, supporting a section of artillery. The regiment remained there, part of the time under light artillery fire, until 10.40, when it moved by the flank back to its old position, and was dismissed. While under fire one enlisted man was slightly wounded.

I am, captain, respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY M. KARPLES,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain E. J. HUESTON,
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 205

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