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OR XLVI P1 #43: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hyde, 125th NY, Mar 29-Apr 9, 1865

No. 43. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hyde, One hundred and twenty-fifth New York Infantry.1

April 10, 1865.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders, I have the honor to forward the following report of the action taken by this regiment in the campaign commencing March 29 and ending April 9, 1865:

The regiment broke camp on the morning of March 29, crossing Hatcher’s Run, taking up position on the Vaughan road, on which and the succeeding day it moved in line of battle, and entrenched on the Boydton road, near the Quaker road. March 31, the regiment was engaged with the enemy, with a loss to the command of 3 killed and 14 wounded. April 2, the regiment was again engaged with the enemy, with a loss to the command of 2 killed, including Captain John Quay, of Company D, and 13 wounded. The regiment was again under severe fire on the 6th and 7th instant. On the 8th instant the regiment was on the skirmish line, and captured about 100 prisoners, 1 piece of artillery, 15 wagons, several caissons, and a large number of small-arms.

Very respectfully,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain H. DODT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), pp. 742
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