Number 48. Siege of Petersburg Report of Captain James H. Hamlin, One hundred and forty-fifth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations February 5-7

   

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No. 48. Report of Captain James H. Hamlin, One hundred and forty-fifth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations February 5-7.1

HEADQUARTERS 145TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
February 12, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: Pursuant to instructions, I have the honor to submit to the 7th instant, inclusive:

On the 5th instant, as per orders, the command moved out in front of the Cummings house and formed line on left of brigade. The enemy hereupon opened with musketry almost before the alignment was completed. The line not being complete at the right, by direction of brevet brigadier-general commanding, the regiment was moved to that position on double-quick at this juncture. By this time the enemy had commenced shelling the position. One man of the command was wounded. On the 6th and 7th instant the same position was held, nothing of importance transpiring.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. HAMLIN,
Captain, Commanding Regiment

Lieutenant J. F. CRAIN,
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 210

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