No. 70. Report of Captain John Coonan, One hundred and eighty-second New York Infantry (Sixty-ninth New York National Guard Artillery).1
HDQRS. 69TH Regiment N. Y. NATIONAL GUARD ARTY.,
Before Petersburg, Va., August 9, 1864.
On the 12th of June, 1864, about 11 p. m., the Sixty-ninth Regiment left its position near Cold Harbor, and took up line of march for the James. Crossed the Chickahominy morning of June 13 and the James near Wilcox’s Landing at 7.30 p. m. on the 14th, camping for the night near Wind-Mill Point, Va. On the 15th of June the march was continued in the direction of Petersburg, and the regiment arrived at the position assigned to of the same night. The regiment was engaged in the actions of June 16 and 22, losing 1 officer and 19 men killed, 7 officers and 74 men wounded, and 1 officer and 4 men missing. From the 22nd of June until the 26th of July the regiment has been variously employed in the works in front of Petersburg. On the 26th of July, 1864, the regiment left its entrenchments before Petersburg, and participated in the expedition to Meadow [Deep] Bottom and Malvern Hill, returning to its former position in front of Petersburg about daybreak on the 30th.
The regiment was not engaged in the action of July 30 in front of Petersburg.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Captain WILLIAM A. LA MOTTE,
* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 17 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.465.
- 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 381 ↩