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OR XLII P1 #104: Report of Captain Michael Beahen, 8th NJ, October 1-5, 1864

Numbers 104. Report of Captain Michael Beahen Eighth New Jersey Infantry, of operations October 1-5.1

Near Petersburg, Va., October 7, 1864.

SIR: In compliance with circular of this date from headquarters Third Division, Second Corps, I have the honor to make the following report:

This regiment broke camp on the morning of October 1, 1864; took passage by rail in the afternoon to the Yellow House, marched from there to Poplar Grove Church, bivouacked for the night. Morning of the 2nd instant got into position and advanced in line of battle, supporting the skirmish line. Continued in line of battle after the taking of the enemy’s line of works for one or two miles, finally halting abreast of the enemy’s second position, Here we remained supporting the skirmish line until near sunset, when we returned to Poplar Grove Church, doing picket and working upon fortification until p. m. of the 5th instant, when we returned to the present position.

Casualty while engaged as above, 1 man wounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Eight New Jersey Infantry Battalion, Commanding.

Captain T. H. DUNHAM,

Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


  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 403
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