Number 98. Siege of Petersburg Report of Captain George R. Abbott, First Battalion, Maine Sharpshooters, of operations March 25

   

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No. 98. Report of Captain George R. Abbott, First Battalion, Maine Sharpshooters, of operations March 25.1

HEADQUARTERS FIRST MAINE SHARPSHOOTERS,
March 28, 1865.

SIR: In compliance with instructions from brigade headquarters I respectfully submit the following report of the proceedings of this command on the 25th instant:

Left camp about 7 a.m. the 25th instant, in light marching order, proceeded to brigade headquarters, and there joined brigade; marched thence to near corps headquarters, remained until noon. Then took up line of march to the position of the Second Corps, occupying the breast-works vacated by them. About 6 p.m. moved to front; formed line of battle (constituting the third in number) in support of part of First Division. Returned to camp about 10 p.m. Was not engaged with enemy, consequently no casualties.

Respectfully submitted.

GEO. R. ABBOTT,
Captain, Commanding First Maine Sharpshooters.

Captain E. S. FARNSWORTH,
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 273

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