Number 42. Siege of Petersburg Report of Captain I. Hart Wilder, One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Infantry, of operations March 25

   

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No. 42. Report of Captain I. Hart Wilder, One hundred and twenty-sixth New York Infantry, of operations March 25.1

HEADQUARTERS 126TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,
March 26, 1865.

CAPTAIN; I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this battalion in the operations of yesterday, March 25:

I received orders at 7 a.m. to strike tents and be in readiness to move at a moment’s notice. At 8 o’clock my command was in line awaiting the order to move. About 1 p.m. the battalion, with the rest of the brigade, moved a short distance in front of the picket-line held by the Second Brigade previous to the advance. The troops rested in line for one-half or three-quarters of an hour, and then moved to the left on the

old picket line of the Third Brigade. Remained there but a short time, when the brigade, with the exception of the One hundred and eleventh New York Volunteers, moved by the right flank to the right and rear of the line, then held by the pickets of the Fourth Brigade. Here we remained in line of battle until 11 or 12 p.m., when we returned to our old camp.

Respectfully submitted.

I. HART WILDER,
Captain, 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), pages 206-207

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