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OR LI P1: Report of Major Theodore Tyrer, 64th NY, March 25, 1865

Report of Major Theodore Tyrer, Sixty-fourth New York Infantry, of operations March 25.1

March 26, 1865

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my command on the 25th of March, 1865:

We moved with the brigade at 2 p. M. to the front, taking position on the left of the brigade, and forming line of battle on the old picket-line. At 3 p. M. I received orders through Captain Brady to support the First Brigade, Colonel Scott commanding, and formed in line of battle in rear of his center. After remaining some time there, General Miles ordered

me to report to Colonel Nugent, commanding Second Brigade. From him I received orders to form on his right, which I did. After some moments the Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers and Twenty-eighth Massachusetts Volunteers got out of ammunition, and Colonel Nugent directed me to send the left wing of my regiment to the left of the Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers, and hold the ground until ammunition could be brought, which position I held until dark, when the Sixty-ninth New York Volunteers, and Twenty-eighth Massachusetts Volunteers were relieved, when I formed the left of my regiment on the right of the position held by the Second Brigade during the day and remained there until 12 p. M., when relieved and returned to camp. My regiment behaved splendidly. My loss was as follows: Three killed 30 wounded, and 3 missing. I have no means of knowing the loss of the enemy, as they were much concealed by the brush, but I think it could not be otherwise than heavy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant

Major, Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant S. P. CORLISS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth Brigade.



  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), pp. 302-303
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