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OR XLII P1 #142: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Freeman Conner, 44th NY, August 18-27, 1864

Numbers 142. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Freeman Conner, Forty-fourth New York Infantry, of operations August 18-27.1

August 27, 1864.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this regiment in the operations since the 18th:

On the morning of the 18th we left our camp, in compliance with orders from headquarters Third Brigade, being seventh regiment in line. In the afternoon we were ordered into position west of the railroad, with orders to intrench. We remained here until about 4 p. m. 19th, when we were moved to the right on double-quick. When nearly opposite corps headquarters we were ordered into the rifle-pits, we returned to our former position. The regiment was not engaged on the 21st, but four privates on picket are missing. I would expressly mention Privates Alfred Bermister, Company F, and James Watson, Company K, who were on picket and alone brought in and received a receipt for 23 prisoners. August 26, we were ordered to the left about 200 yards, which position we now occupy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Forty-fourth New York Volunteers.

Lieutenant CHARLES H. HAND,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Third Brigade, First Division.


  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), pages 470
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