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OR XL P1 #128: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Herring, 118th PA, June 12-July 30, 1864

No. 128. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Herring, One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania Infantry.1

Near Petersburg, Va., August 8, 1864.



June 12, 8 p.m. took up line of march. 13th, 2.30 a.m. bivouacked near Long Bridge, Chickahominy River; crossed Long Bridge at 4 a.m., halted at 8 a.m., and rested in line all day; 8 p.m. moved, marching until 2 a.m. 14th, started at 5 a.m., marching toward Charles City Court-House; halted at 9 a.m.; moved at 1 p.m., marching about two miles beyond Charles City Court-House. 15th, rear of breast-works near James River. 16th, crossed James River at 8.30 a.m.; marched twenty miles toward Petersburg, Va.; bivouacked 12 p.m. 17th, in bivouac. 18th, moved at 5.30 a.m.; marched about half a mile; formed line supporting Second Brigade. 19th, in line supporting Second Brigade; wounded, enlisted men, 1. 20th, 10 p.m. moved out and bivouacked in rear of Second Brigade. 21st, moved about one mile to left. After dark advanced and built breast-works. From June 21 to July 30 engaged in duties of the trenches before Petersburg. Killed, enlisted men, 1; wounded, enlisted men, 6. 30th, held line of works near right of Fifth Corps line; engaged in firing on enemy in breast-works opposite. Killed, enlisted men, 1.

Recapitulation+: Killed-enlisted men, 14. Wounded-officers, 4 (since died, 1); enlisted men, 84. Missing-officers, 2; enlisted men, 117.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 118th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Lieutenant L. C. BARTLETT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.590.

+ From May 5, 1864.



  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 469
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