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OR XL P1 #174: Report of Captain George W. Adams, Btty G 1st RI Lt Arty, June 12-July 11, 1864

No. 174. Report of Captain George W. Adams, Battery G, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, of operations June 12-July 11.1

CAMP BATTERY G, FIRST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTY., Near Halltown, Va., August 23, 1864.


Moved on the night of the 12th [June] and encamped on the south bank of the Chickahominy at dusk of the 13th instant.


Moved at 4.30 a.m. of the 14th instant; camped at 8.30 p.m. at Charles City Court-House. 16th instant, crossed James River at 7 p.m.; encamped three miles from Petersburg. On the 19th instant took position on the extreme right; was engaged on the 19th, 20th, and 21st instant, expending 149 rounds of ammunition. On the 22nd moved to the left. Moved on the 29th and arrived at Reams’ Station. Left Reams’ Station at 4 p.m. on the 30th and returned to camp of the 29th instant. July 7, moved into fort on the left. On the night of the 9th instant marched to City Point and embarked for Washington on the 11th.+

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, First Rhode Island Light Arty., Commanding Company G.

Lieutenant E. N. WHITTIER,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Sixth Corps.


*For portion of report [here omitted] covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.771.

+For continuation of report, see Vol. XXXVII, Part I, p.282.



  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 521
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