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OR XLII P1 #337: Report of Colonel George W. Lewis, 3rd NY Cav, September 5-6, 1864

No. 337. Report of Colonel George W. Lewis, Third New York Cavalry, of operations September 6.1

In the Field, near Prince George Court-House, September 6, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, in pursuance of orders received from your headquarters yesterday afternoon, I proceeded with my command to Sycamore Church. Arriving at that point after nightfall, I bivouacked. At daybreak this morning I proceeded to reconnoiter the ground in front of the First District of Columbia line of pickets, between Sycamore Church and Cocke’s Mill, and two miles on the left of the line from Cocke’s Mill toward Fort Powhatan and Wilcox’s Landing. I saw nothing of the enemy except at a point one mile to the left and two miles in advance of Sycamore Church, where five mounted men were discovered. They took to the woods and I was unable to find them. I arrived back to camp at 1 p.m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Colonel, Commanding.

[Captain J. ALMAN,
Acting 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 829
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