Numbers 266. Report of Colonel Aaron F. Stevens, Thirteenth New Hampshire Infantry, commanding First Brigade, of operations July 30.1
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 18TH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., July 31, 1864.
SIR: In obedience to orders, I have the honor to offer the following report of operations of my brigade yesterday:
My command moved from its position in the second line of intrenchments, which it had occupied the night before, about 7 a.m., and rested in the woods in rear of the covered way leading to the pits occupied by the brigade of Colonel Bell. From this point my command moved toward the front, and by order of General Carr took position in the rifle-pits near the railroad, and remained there until about 12 m., when I was ordered to report to General Turner, commanding a divis-
ion in the Tenth Army Corps. Having done so, by order of General Turner, I relieved the brigade of Colonel Bell, occupying the front line of pits opposite the crater, in which position my command now remains.
I had the honor to forward a list of casualties in my brigade attending the operations of yesterday.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. F. STEVENS,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Captain THEODORE READ,
- 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 711-712 ↩