No. 200. Report of Captain Joseph K. Bolton, Fifty-first Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations June 15-July 30.1
HDQRS. FIFTY-FIRST Regiment PENNSYLVANIA VET. VOLS.,
Near Petersburg, Va., September 20, 1864.
Crossed the James River on the 15th [June] and arrived in front of Petersburg June 16, at 4 p.m. Assaulted the enemy’s works June 17, but failed to carry them. Formed a portion of the column that assaulted the enemy’s works June 18; failed to carry their works,b ut gained a prominent position near their works. From that date until July 30 nothing of particular importance transpired, the time being spent in straightening the lines and fortifying our position. On the 30th of July the regiment was in support of the assaulting column.
The loss of the regiment during the operations in front of Petersburg is 104 in killed, wounded, and missing.
I have the honor to be, captain, respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOS. K. BOLTON,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
[Captain CHARLES H. MCCREERY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.]
*For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.963.
- 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 582 ↩