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OR XL P1 #34: Report of Major Gustavus A. Seidel, 7th NY (Veteran), July 19-30, 1864

No. 34.

Report of Major Gustavus A. Seidel, Seventh New York Infantry, Consolidated Brigade, of operations July 19-30.1

Camp near Petersburg, October 15, 1864.

In compliance with Special Orders, No. 209, headquarters Army of the Potomac, August 5, 1864, I have the honor to report that this regiment was not with the army at the time of crossing the Rapidan. It arrived at City Point on July 19, 1864, was in camp near Petersburg, Va., and has done fatigue duty until it marched over to Deep Bottom on July 25 [26], 18642. Was armed on July 26, and crossed the James River again on July 29 and was posted on July 30, 1864, as reserve during the battle on the same day.

I remain, respectfully, your obedient servant,

Major, Commanding Seventh Regiment New York Vol. Infantry.

First Lieutenant GEORGE MITCHELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 346
  2. SOPO Editor’s Note: The date in parentheses is the correct date and was added by the editors of the Official Records.  The date as listed is what the officer originally, mistakenly, wrote.  This is true throughout the Official Records.
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