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OR XLII P1 #58: Report of Captain William S. Burt, 152nd NY, August 12-21, 1864

No. 58. Report of Captain William S. Burt, One hundred and fifty-second New York Infantry, of operations August 12-21.1

HDQRS.152nd REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, Near Petersburg, Va., August 23, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular of this date, I have the honor to report as follows in relation to the part taken by this command in the recent operations north of the James (between the 10th and 20th of August, 1864):

The One hundred and fifty-second Regiment New York Volunteers broke camp at 4 p.m. August 12, and marched to City Point, where we arrived at 9 p.m. the same day. August 13, embarked on steam transported Columbia at 3 p.m., and anchored about two miles below City Point, until 10 p.m., when we started for Deept Bottom, arriving about midnight. August 14, debarked at 9 a.m. At 5 p.m. charged rebel works and were repulsed with loss of 2 officers and 8 men wounded, and 16 men missing. No other prominent part was taken by this command. On Saturday, August 20, at dark, started on our return to Petersburg; marched all night and reached our old camp at 8 a.m. August 21, 1864.

Very respectfully,

Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Captain J. E. CURTISS,

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 313
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