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OR XL P1 #122: Report of Major Ellis Spear, 20th ME, June 12-21, 1864

No. 122. Report of Major Ellis Spear, Twentieth Maine Infantry, Third Brigade, of operations June 12-21.1

Near Petersburg, Va., August-, 1864.



Moved on the night of the 12th [June], crossing the Chickahominy early on the morning of the 13th, marched up the right of the river, and bivouacked during the day. Moved again at dark toward the James. On the 14th marched to near Wilcox’s Landing. On the 16th crossed the James, and marched toward Petersburg; bivouacked at midnight. The regiment was in reserve during the action of the 18th, and on the day following. Loss, 1 killed, 2 wounded. On the 21st moved with the brigade across the railroad, and at dark advanced, went into position, and threw up earth-works. This line the regiment has occupied, doing fatigue and picket duty, since that date, during which time the loss has been 1 officer and 5 men killed and 7 men wounded. The total loss during the campaign was 4 officers killed and 9 wounded, 33 men killed and 128 wounded, 19 men missing in action.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major, Commanding Twentieth Maine Volunteers.

Lieutenant L. C. BARTLETT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade.


*For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.573.



  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 464
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