Number 66. Siege of Petersburg Report of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Moore, Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry, of operations February 5-11

   

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No. 66. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Moore, Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry, of operations February 5-11.1

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS,
March 10, 1865.

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following as a report of the part taken by this regiment in the late operations:

We left camp near the Davis house on the morning of the 5th of February, about 7 a.m., and marched down the Vaughan road until near Hatcher’s Run, when we countermarched and marched by a road on the left to the Armstrong house, where we took position in support of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery. Here we remained until about 5 p.m.; at that time, the enemy having attacked the line on our right, we changed front forward on first company, bringing our line at a right angle with the line attacked. This was done to repel any attack which might come from that direction. It was here, and while changing front, that the casualties* which I have to report occurred. We remained in this position until the morning of the 11th instant, when we marched to our present camp.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. A. MOORE,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Brigadier General H. J. MORSE,
Adjutant-General State of Connecticut.

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*One officer killed, and 1 officer and 4 men wounded.

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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 223

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