OR XLII P1 #371: Report of Captain James Hays, AIG, Harris/Mahone/Third/ANV, August 21, 1864


in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

No. 371. Report of Captain James Hays, C. S. Army, Assistant Inspector-General, Harris’ brigade, Anderson’s division, of operations August 21.1

Extract from remarks on inspection report of Harris’ brigade, Anderson’s division, dated August 30, 1864:


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The brigade suffered heavily in action on the Weldon railroad on the 21st of August instant, losing in killed, wounded, and missing 254 out of 450 carried into action. The cause of the small number carried into action was owing to the fact that 900 men were on picket duty on this side and north side of the James. The men were worn out, and there were a good many stragglers.


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Very respectfully, &c.,

Captain and Assistant Inspector-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 939

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