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OR XLII P1 #173: Report of Captain Joseph H. Lawrence, 88th PA, December 7-12, 1864

No. 173. Report of Captain Joseph H. Lawrence, Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations December 7-12.1

December 14, 1864.

I have the honor to report the following routine of this command during the late campaign:

First. Marched on the morning of 7th of December to Sussex Court-House, Va. Second. March resumed; regiment detailed as wagon guard; joined brigade at cross-roads; marched to railroad, sent out as pickets for the night 8th of December, 1864. Third. Marched; joined brigade; assisted in tearing up and destroying Weldon railroad. Evening, sent to front; remained one hour, December 9, 1864. Regiment sent out as flankers on right flank; was attacked; repulsed enemy without any loss; skirmishing all day, December 10, 1864. December 11, 1864, resumed the march to church; camped for the night. December 12, 1864, resumed the march to our present camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

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 521
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