No. 185. Report of Captain Thaddeus L. Barker, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, of operations July 30.1
HDQRS. THIRTY-SIXTH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS, Near Petersburg, Va., August 8, 1864.
CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular from headquarters First Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps, August 8, 1864, requesting a report of the part borne by this regiment in the action of 30th ultimo, I have the honor to report that the Thirty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers was not relieved from duty in the front line of trenches, and therefore remained on duty in that line, stationed between the rail-
road and the right and the ravine ont he left. During the action 1 enlisted man was wounded by a shell from a rebel battery in our front. In the evening 1 enlisted man was killed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. L. BARKER,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Captain P. E. PECKHAM,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 1st Brigadier, 2nd Div., 9th Army Corps.
- 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 550-551 ↩