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OR XLII P1 #262: Report of Lieut. John C. Edwards, 62nd OH, October 27-28, 1864

No. 262. Report of Lieut. John C. Edwards, Sixty-second Ohio Infantry, of operations October 27-28.1

Headquarters Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers,
Before Richmond, Va., October 28, 1864.

Sir: I have the honor to make the following report in regard to operations of the Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers during the time from the morning of the 27th of October to the afternoon of the 28th of October, 1864:

The regiment, pursuant to orders, left their camp at 4.30 a. m. October 27,1864; moved to near the enemy’s line of defenses; there the regiment was deployed as skirmishers. Remained on the skirmish line until about 10 o’clock October 28. Were at this time called in from the skirmish line. During the time on skirmish line the line was advanced until the enemy were driven in from their inner line of picket trenches. The loss while skirmishing was four men severely wounded by musketballs. At about 1 p. m. October 28,1864, commenced to move to camp. Arrived at camp at about 3 p. m. October 28,1864. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

First Lieut., Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, Comdg. Regiment.

Captain Nevin,
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 695
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