HDQRS. FIFTY-FIRST REGIMENT NEW YORK VET. VOLS.,
Near Poplar Grove Church, Va., November 1, 1864.
CAPTAIN: In accordance with circular from Second Division headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following report:
In the action of 30th of September, 1864, the regiment numbered some 340 men and 10 officers who were in the engagement, all of whom were captured, excepting 1 commissioned officer and 15 men, the latter mostly wounded. The regiment carried at the time one U. S. color, which was presented to the regiment in March, 1862, which was also captured. There being no commissioned officers present who were with the regiment in the engagement, it is impossible to give further information.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOS. B. MARSH,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Captain T. EDWARD AMES,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 1st Brigadier, 2nd Div., 9th Army Corps.
- 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 585 ↩