HEADQUARTERS FIRST MICHIGAN SHARPSHOOTERS, August 3, 1864.
CAPTAIN: The participation of this regiment in the action is hereby stated as follows: We went into the action with about 100 guns. In the charge on the enemy’s works the regiment took a small section on the left of the fort, capturing about 30 prisoners in their works. The command aided in repulsing two charges and also in clearing a small “flanker” of rebels, capturing about 20 more, making about 50 in all. A part of the regiment, under the orders of General Bartlett, assisted in working two pieces of cannon found near the fort as long as ammunition could be obtained, then the works were abandoned. We lost a large number of prisoners and one State color. I was disabled before the charge was made and Captain E. C. Dicey, who led the regiment, was captured, and I am thus unable to give full particulars. The following is a list of our losses.*
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. V. DE LAND,
Captain THOMAS MATHEWS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
*Aggregating 2 men killed, 4 officers and 10 men wounded, and 3 officers and 26 men captured or missing.
- 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 587 ↩