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OR XL P1 #172: Report of Lieutenant Jacob H. Lamb, Btty C 1st RI Lt Arty, June 12-July 11, 1864

No. 172. Report of Lieutenant Jacob H. Lamb, Battery C, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, of operations June 12-July 11.1


SIR: *


June 12, marched at 5 p.m. one mile and a half to the right and rear, and took position, withdrew at midnight and marched toward the Chickahominy, crossed the river at Jones’ Bridge, and camped at 7 p.m. on the 13th, having marched twenty-five miles.

June 14, marched at 6 a.m. to Charles City Court-House; arrived there at noon; distance, sixteen miles.

June 15, marched at daylight to the James River and crossed at Wilson’s Landing; camped at 10.30 a.m. on the south bank; distance, four miles.

June 16, marched at 10 p.m.; continued the march all night and next day until noon, then camped near Petersburg; remained there until 8.30 p.m., then moved half a mile to the front and camped for the night, having marched twenty-two miles and a half.

June 18, moved at 9 a.m. one mile and a half to the right, and took position 3,000 yards from the enemy’s works.

June 20, remained in position and fired fifty rounds.

June 21, still in position; expended fifty rounds, and at dark moved to the left flank seven miles, having marched all night, and parked at 7 a.m. of the 22d.


*For portion of report [here omitted] covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.768. For report of Battery B, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, from June 13 to 21, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.533.


June 25, moved half a mile and went into camp, where we remained until the 29th.

June 29, marched at 2 p.m. to Reams’ Station; arrived there at midnight; distance, six miles.

June 30, moved half a mile to the rear at 9 a.m., and at dark started back four miles, where we arrived at 11 p.m.

July 2, marched back to the old camp at 3.30 a.m., a distance of one mile and a half, where we remained until July 9.

July 9, marched at midnight to City Point, where we arrived at daylight; distance, nine miles.

July 10, went into camp at 2 p.m.

July 11, embarked on board the steamer George Leary at-p.m., and started at dark for Washington.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


First Lieutenant, Rhode Island Artillery, Commanding Battery C.

Lieutenant E. N. WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


*For continuation of report, see Vol. XXXVII, Part I, p.281.



  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 518-519
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