Number 47. Siege of Petersburg Report of Colonel St. Clair A. Mulholland, One hundred and sixteenth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations February 5-7

   

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No. 47. Report of Colonel St. Clair A. Mulholland, One hundred and sixteenth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations February 5-7.1

CAMP 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
February 13, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: In compliance with instructions from brigade headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following of the part taken by my regiment during the recent operations of February 5, 6, and 7:

My regiment left camp on Sunday, the 5th instant, and with the rest of our brigade, under command of Brevet Brigadier-General Ramsey, moved to a point about one mile and a half to the left of our present position. Here we relieved a portion of the Third Division, who were con-

structing breast-works. I at once, in obedience to orders from brigade headquarters, threw out a few pickets, and also employed a part of my command in strengthening the earth-works in our front. During the afternoon heavy musketry firing was heard on our left, and several pieces of the enemy’s artillery opened fire (with shell) in our front. As my command was sheltered by breast-works, it did not suffer any there-from. We remained in the same position until Thursday morning, 8th instant, and then moved back to our present camp.

No casualties occurred during the movement in my command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ST. CLAIR A. MULHOLLAND,
Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant J. F. CRAIN,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth 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 209-210

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