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OR XL P1 #165: Report of Colonel Matthew R. McClennan, 138th PA, June 12-July 6, 1864

No. 165. Report of Colonel Matthew R. McClennan, One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations June 12-July 6.1




At midnight June 12 the march from Cold Harbor was commenced, and on the following day continued beyond the Chickahominy River. On the 14th Charles City Court-House was reached. The troops of this command remained in that vicinity until the 16th instant, covering


+For portion of report [here omitted] covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.751.


the crossing of other corps and trains over the James River, where we embarked on transports for City Point; but, contrary to expectations, were landed at Point of Rocks, on the Appomattox River, about midnight, and on the following morning, 17th instant, we proceeded to Bermuda Hundred, where we formed in the earth-works of General Butler’s command. On the 19th our division rejoined the corps near Petersburg. We were held in reserve until the 22nd instant, when the division was formed in center of the corps on the left of Petersburg, near the Jerusalem plank road. Nothing of importance occurred in that position. On the 29th the corps marched to Reams’ Station, on the Weldon railroad, where earth-works were erected on the 30th instant.

On the 2nd of July we returned to the old position on the left of Petersburg and remained quiet until the 6th instant, when we [as a division] marched to City Point, and from there embarked on transports for Baltimore, where we arrived on the 8th instant and proceeded to Monocacy, or Frederick, Junction, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, arriving there by railroad at 4 p.m.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Lieutenant J. A. GUMP,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General,2nd Brigadier, 3rd Div., 6th Army Corps.


*For continuation of report, see Vol. XXXVII, Part I, p.212.



  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 512-513
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