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OR XL P1 #140: Report of Lieutenant Colonel George Harney, 147th NY, June 12-July 30, 1864

No. 140. Report of Lieutenant Colonel George Harney, One hundred and forty-seventh New York Infantry.1

NEAR PETERSBURG, VA., August 8, 1864.*


Left the railroad bridge of the White House and Richmond road, where it crosses the Chickahominy, on the evening of June 12 and crossed the river at Long Bridge on the morning of June 13; guarded a train of ammunition to Wilcox’s Landing, arriving there at 11.30 p.m. on the 13th. Crossed the James River at 10 a.m. on the 16th, and pushed forward toward Petersburg the same day, arriving within three miles of the town on the morning of June 17. After a rest of three hours we were sent upon picket. Remained upon said duty till morning of June 18, when we moved forward and attacked the enemy in his stronghold.

From the crossing of the Chickahominy to the 30th of July the losses sustained by this command are as follows: Killed, 1 officer and 7 men; wounded, 1 officer and 51 men.


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.


* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.633.



  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 480
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