HDQRS. BATTERY E, FIRST PENNSYLVANIA ARTILLERY,
Chaffin’s Farm, Va., October 9, 1864.
SIR: I have the honor to make the following report in compliance with circular from your headquarters dated October 8, 1864:
I replied to the enemy’s batteries that opened on our lines on the 7th instant, firing fifteen rounds. One horse was killed in my caisson camp; he was buried the same day.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HENRY Y. WILDEY,
First Lieutenant, First Pennsylvania Artillery, Commanding Battery E.
Lieutenant O. S. DEWEY,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Tenth 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 787 ↩