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OR LI P1: Report of Major Nathan Church, 26th MI, March 25, 1865

Report of Major Nathan Church, Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Second Army Corps, of operations March 25.1

March 26, 1865.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular of this date I have the honor to make the following report of the part borne by this regiment in the operations of yesterday:

Marched from camp about 9 a. m. and formed line of battle in front of the Smith house; the One hundred and eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers on our right and the One hundred and fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers on our left. This line was then moved forward about 520 yards and halted. Remained here about an hour and then advanced about 200 yards and again halted. From this position was moved by the left flank for a short distance and established in line of battle along the picket-line from which the enemy had been driven earlier in the day. A few minutes later the enemy’s bugle sounded the advance. The skirmishers in our front were soon driven in, closely followed by the enemy’s. When within short range the line of battle opened on them and they soon retired. The regiment then advanced in connection with the One hundred and fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers and captured eight prisoners. Returned and occupied our position in line of battle along the enemy’s picket-line. The enemy soon made another attack, which was also repulsed. About midnight the troops were withdrawn and the regiment returned to old camp.


Major, Commanding Regiment.

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.



*Nominal list (omitted) shows 1 officer and 2 men wounded.



  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume LI, Part 1 (Serial Number 107), p. 297
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