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OR XLII P1 #148: Report of Major James Grindlay, 146th NY, December 7-12, 1864

Numbers 148. Report of Major James Grindlay, One hundred and forty-sixth New York Infantry, of operations December 7-12.1

December 16, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor, in compliance with orders, to report that this command broke camp on the morning of the 7th of December, 1864, at 5 o’clock, and marched with the brigade toward the Nottoway River. One the evening of December 8 it was engaged in destroying the Weldon railroad, also during December 9; reaching Three Creeks, it encamped for the night. December 10 it retraced its steps, reaching its present camp December 12. During the raid 3 men were missing, but supposed to be in our lines.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major 146th New York Volunteers, Commanding Regiment.

ACTG. ASST. ADJT. General, 1ST Brigadier, 2nd DIV., 5TH ARMY CORPS.


  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 479
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