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OR LI P1: Report of Captain Nathaniel P. Lane, 66th NY, March 25, 1865

Report of Captain Nathaniel P. Lane, Sixty-sixth New York Infantry, of operations March 25.1

March 27, 1865

SIR: I have the honor to forward a report of operations of this command on the 25th of March, 1865. At 2 p. M. this command left Fort Sampson and marched by the right flank through the slashings, in front of Fort Sampson about 700 yards, where the regiment halted, made front, and remained in line of battle about one hour. At 3 p. M. heavy musketry firing commenced on our left, and the regiment moved by the left flank in double-quick step to the scene of action. Arriving there, it was ordered by Major-General Miles to move by the right flank through a small wood into an open field, where, throwing out skirmishers, it remained in line of battle until 11 p. M. when ordered back to its original camp. It arrived there at 11.30 p. M. The regiment lost none in killed or wounded.

Very respectfully,

Captain, Commanding Sixty-sixth New York Veteran Volunteers.



  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. 303
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