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OR XL P1 #138: Report of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cook, 76th NY, June 12-July 30, 1864

No. 138. Report of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cook, Seventy-sixth New York Infantry.1

Near Petersburg, Va., August 9, 1864.



On the night of June 12 marched to and across the Chickahominy River at Long Bridge and staid till evening of June 13, when marched to Wilcox’s Wharf, on James River. On June 16 crossed James River on transports and marched to near Prince George Court-House. On June 17 moved to the front and intrenched. On morning of June 18 advanced one mile and a half halted, and commenced to intrench. Were ordered forward, and charged the enemy’s works. Were repulsed, but held a position in advance of that from which we started to charge. At night put up breast-works and held them up to July 30, 1864.

This regiment did not participate in the assault on the enemy’s position on the morning of July 30, 1864.

Hoping this report may prove satisfactory, I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.


* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.630.



  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 479
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