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OR LI P1: Report of Colonel William M. Mintzer, 53rd PA, commanding 4/1/II/AotP, March 25, 1865

Report of Colonel William M. Mintzer, Fifty-third Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding brigade, of operations March 25.1

March 27, 1865

SIR: I have the honor to report the following as the operations of the Fourth Brigade on the 25th instant:

The brigade moved in accordance with orders at 2 p. M. and took position on the old picket-line. The Fourth New York Artillery were

ordered to report to Colonel Nugent, commanding Second Brigade, which it did. The Sixty-fourth New York Volunteers were sent to the First Brigade by order of General Miles. Firing being heard in our front, General Miles ordered the brigade to move forward and connect with the right of the Second Brigade, which it did. The right of the brigade connected with the left of the Third Brigade. The command lay in this position, holding the enemy and repelling their attack, until ordered into camp at 1 a. M. on the 26th instant. The officers and men behaved nobly, and are deserving of worthy notice for their gallant conduct and unflinching bravery.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Lieutenant Colonel R. A. BROWN,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, First Division, Second Army Corps.



  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. 303-304
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