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OR XLVI P1 #59: Report of Captain J. Frank Morgan, 14th CT, Mar 29-Apr 9, 1865

No. 59. Report of Captain J. Frank Morgan, Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry.1

April 10, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to report that since breaking camp, March 28, 1865, this regiment as a regiment has not been engaged with the enemy. The right wing was upon the skirmish line near the Boydton road April 1 and 2, during which time they were at intervals under the enemy’s fire. On the morning of the 2nd they participated, with the Seventh Michigan and Tenth New York Volunteers, in the movement in which a fort and several pieces of artillery in their front were captured. Upon the 6th of April, in Amelia County, the left wing of the regiment skirmished in advance of the brigade, capturing some thirteen of the enemy and sustaining no loss, except the accidental wounding of Lieutenant-Colonel Moore. Upon the 8th [sic, 7th]2 the whole regiment was twice exposed for a few moments to the enemy’s fire (at High Bridge and a point near Farmville) without having any opportunity of replying.

All the casualties sustained in this command during the above period are three – 1 commissioned officer and 2 enlisted men wounded. The number of prisoners taken from the enemy is 36.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Captain, Commanding Regiment.

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. 769
  2. SOPO Editor’s Note: This appears to be one of the rare times when the editors of the Official Records did not correct an incorrect date.  The Battles of High Bridge and Farmville occurred on April 7, 1865, NOT April 8.
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