HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 18TH ARMY CORPS,
July 31, 1864.
SIR: I have the honor to report the following as the operations of this command on the 30th instant:
At 4 a.m. we relieved the colored troops on the extreme left of the Ninth Army Corps. When the assault was made fire was opened on the enemy’s works in my front, to which no reply was made. This was kept up during the morning when opportunity offered. When the enemy charged and retook the fort, their flank being exposed to us, we gave them very heavy fire, which, though the distance was considerable, I think was not without effect.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
EDGAR M. CULLEN.
Captain T. 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 713 ↩