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OR XLII P1 #31: Report of Captain William A. F. Stockton, 140th PA, December 9, 1864

Numbers 31. Report of Captain William A. F. Stockton, One hundred and fortieth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations December 9.1

December 10, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders just received I have the honor to submit the following report:

On the morning of the 9th instant our regiment took up the line of march with the rest of the brigade, and moved in the direction of Hatcher’s Run. While on the Vaughan road we were ordered to deploy as skirmishers, with our center resting on the aforesaid road, and to advance until we came up with the cavalry vedettes, and then to aid them engage the enemy, and to drive them to and, if possible, beyond the creek.

The officers and men as usual complied strictly to given orders, and conducted themselves with gallantry, and great credit to themselves and the common cause.

I am, sir, very respectfully,


Captain, Commanding Regiment.

[Captain McALLISTER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade.]


  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 275
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