Number 62. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Colonel Clement E. Warner, Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Infantry, of operations February 5-7

   

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No. 62. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Clement E. Warner, Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Infantry, of operations February 5-7.1

HDQRS. THIRTY-SIXTH REGIMENT WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS,
February 13, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following account of the operations of this regiment on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of this month:

The regiment left camp at 7 o’clock on the morning of the 5th, marched about three miles west and formed a line of battle in an open field near the Armstrong house. Seventy men were sent forward into the woods as skirmishers; the rest of the regiment threw up breastworks, and occupied them. On the evening of the 5th two men were captured by the enemy and one slightly wounded. On the 6th and 7th the regiment remained in the same position, and sustained no casualties.

Very respectfully,

C. E. WARNER,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain WILL GILDER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, First 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), page 220

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