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OR XL P1 #98: Report of Lieutenant John Schoonover, 11th NJ, June 16-July 28, 1864

Numbers 98. Report of Lieutenant John Schoonover, Eleventh New Jersey Infantry, of operations June 16-July 28.1

The regiment remained in the works until the 21st [June], when it moved to the left across the Suffolk road. Halted at 2 p. m.; took the regiment on the skirmish line, and during the night established a picket-

line of the left of the Second Brigade, where it remained until the afternoon of the next day, when it was compelled to retire to the breast-works, being completely turned by the enemy’s advance.

Remained in camp in rear of the works until July 12, when, in accordance with orders from brigade headquarters, the works were destroyed and the regiment moved a mile to the rear and halted near the Jerusalem plank road, where it remained until the forenoon of the 13th (except a portion of the time which was consumed in leveling works), when it marched to its present camp. Remained in camp until the evening of July 26, when the regiment accompanied the brigade in a march across the Appomattox and James to Deep Bottom. Halted shortly after daylight and went into position. Moved during the day a short distance to the left, where were remained until the night of July 28, when we returned, halting in rear of the Eighteenth Corps a little before daylight.

I am, very respectfully,


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.


Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 3rd Brigadier, 3rd Div., 2nd Corps.


  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), pages 421-422
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