No. 312. Report of Captain Loomis L. Langdon, Battery M, First U. S. Artillery, of operations August 25.1
CAMP LIGHT BATTERY M, FIRST U. S. ARTILLERY,
August 27, 1864.
SIR: In pursuance to orders, I have the honor to report that the total number of rounds of ammunition fired from the guns of Light Battery M, First U. S. Artillery, in the engagement at the intrenchments near Hatcher’s, Va., on the 25th instant, was ninety. By the fire from my guns I succeeded in driving the enemy from the rifle-pits, which were at the commencement of the action occupied by our pickets, and as far as I can ascertain, disabled one of their guns in the breast-works. The practice was splendid. No casualties.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
L. L. LANGDON,
Captain First U. S. Arty., Commanding Light Battery M, First Arty.
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Light Artillery Brigade.
- 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 791 ↩