Report of Captain Michael Beahen, Eighth New Jersey Infantry, of operations July 26-29.1
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH NEW JERSEY BATTALION,
Near Petersburg, Va., October 7, 1864.
SIR: In compliance with circular of October 6, 1864, from headquarters Third Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps, I have the honor to make the following report:
This regiment, in conjunction with the brigade, broke camp on the afternoon of July 26, 1864, and marched all night, arriving at Deep Bottom on the morning of the 27th. We took an equal part with others of the brigade in all the movements that occurred during the day, which resulted in the abandonment of an advanced line of works by the enemy. On the evening of the 28th we recrossed the river at Deep Bottom, and arrived in rear of the Eighteenth Corps at 4 a. m. of the 29th, where we remained during the day. At night we took up a position on the line made vacant by the withdrawal of a portion of the Eighteenth Corps.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain, Eighth New Jersey Battalion, Commanding.
Captain T. H. DUNHAM,
Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.