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OR XLII P1 #156: Report of Lieutenant Colonel James Creney, 95th NY, August 18-21, 1864

Numbers 156. Report of Lieutenant Colonel James Creney, Ninety-fifth New York Infantry, of operations August 18-21.1

August 28, 1864.

I have the honor to report the part taken by this regiment in the campaign from the 17th to the 22nd instant, called for by circular from brigade headquarters dated August 27, 1864.

August 18, reveille at 2 a. m.; took up line of march at 5 a. m.; halted at Yellow House; at 12 m. advanced in line of battle and engaged the enemy; at 4 p. m. threw up breast-works; detail from every company on picket; loss, Privates William Kyle, killed, Charles B. Melins and John E. Puffer, wounded. August 19, engaged the enemy at 2 p. m., and ordered to march in retreat; reformed regiment and occupied our former position. August 20, regiment detailed as skirmishers, Major Bard commanding, and engaged the enemy all night; loss, Privates Ludwick Robuck, killed and Stephen H. Ward, wounded. August 21, 8 a. m., enemy drove in our left and captured five posts, consisting of Company E and part of Company C; drove back the enemy’s skirmishers and occupied our former position; at 10 a. m. the enemy advanced with strong line of skirmishers; fell back to our abandoned works, and engaged the enemy’s line of battle; retreated to our line of battle and reformed regiment and joined the brigade; loss.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


* Nominal list (omitted) shows 4 enlisted men killed, 1 commissioned officer and 14 enlisted men wounded, and 53 enlisted men missing.



  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 487
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