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OR XL P1 #139: Report of Major Robert W. Bard, 95th NY, June 12-July 30, 1864

No. 139. Report of Major Robert W. Bard, Ninety-fifth New York Infantry.1

In Front of Petersburg, Va., August-, 1864.+


June 12, resumed march for Chickahominy River at 8 p.m. and crossed the river at daylight on the 13th. Bivouacked at 10 a.m. Resumed march at 3 p.m.; bivouacked at 11 p.m. near Charles City Court-House.

June 14, near Charles City Court-House.

June 15, near Charles City Court-House.

June 16, resumed march for James River, crossed the river at 11 a.m., halted at 12 m., resumed march at 4 p.m., and bivouacked at 11 p.m. six miles from Petersburg.

June 17, resumed march at 10 a.m.; engaged the enemy at 1 p.m.

June 18, advanced in line of battle, crossed the enemy’s works and Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad; charged the enemy’s works at 4 p.m. without success.

June 19, occupied intrenchments, and strengthened them at night, until the 27th.


+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.631.


June 27, relieved by First Brigade and ordered in camp, relieving every five days First Brigade until the 30th day of July, when we moved from camp and occupied intrenchments in rear of First Brigade during the assault on the enemy’s position.

Very respectfully, yours, &c.,


Major, Commanding.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


  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 479-480
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