No. 46. Report of Captain Horatio N. Hunt, Sixty-fourth New York Infantry, of operations July 26-30.1
HEADQUARTERS SIXTY-FOURTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, September 27, 1864.
I have the honor to respectfully submit the following report of operations of this command from the 26th to the 30th of July, 1864, at Deep Bottom, Va.:
The regiment, with brigade, broke camp before Petersburg. Va., on the 26th of July, and took up line of march for Deep Bottom, crossed the Appomattox and James Rivers, and at daylight of the 27th arrived at our destination. Shortly after daylight the regiment, with brigade, formed line in rear of First Brigade and advanced on the enemy. The enemy fled at our advance. The First Brigade captured four pieces of artillery. On the 28th the regiment went into camp in rear of a line of breast-works, and remained until the night of the 29th, when we fell black to our old position before Petersburg, arriving on the 30th at daylight. No casualties occurred in the regiment.
H. N. HUNT,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Lieutenant J. WENDEL MUFFLY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
- 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 355 ↩