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OR XLII P1 #138: Report of Captain Joseph F. Land, 20th ME, August 18-28, 1864

Numbers 138. Report of Captain Joseph F. Land, Twentieth Maine Infantry, of operations August 18-28.1

August 28, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to transmit the following report of the part taken by this command in the operations since the 18th instant:

On the 18th of August the regiment broke camp and moved with the brigade to the Weldon railroad; threw up earth-works on the westerly side of the road, near the yellow House. On the afternoon of the 19th moved to the right in support and returned. On Sunday, the 21st, assisted in repelling the attack of the enemy; suffered no loss. A small number of prisoners were brought in by the picket. Since then the regiment has remained encamped behind earth-works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding.

Lieutenant C. H. HAND,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third 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 468
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