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OR XLVI P1 #62: Report of Lieutenant Colonel George F. Hopper, 10th NY, Mar 29-Apr 9, 1865

No. 62. Report of Lieutenant Colonel George F. Hopper, Tenth New York Infantry.1

April 14, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to forward the following report of the part taken by this command in the operations since March 29, 1865:

March 29, started from camp near Hatcher’s Run 6 a.m., and marched to a point upon the Vaughan road near Dabney’s Mill, where the command aided in erecting breast-works. March 31, regiment sent upon picket duty about 6 a. m. Remained upon this duty until morning of 2nd of April, when, in conjunction with the rest of the line, the regiment advanced and entered a rebel fort to the right of the Boydton road, capturing it and the works contiguous, with 30 prisoners. Loss, 1 commissioned officer and 1 enlisted man wounded. Upon 7th instant the command acted as flankers to the column, and participated also in the advance at High Bridge and near Farmville, losing two enlisted men wounded. April 8, the command acted as skirmishers and flankers on the right of the division. 9th, marched to point near Clover Hill, where we remained until the morning of 11th instant, when the command took up line of march toward Burkeville, where it arrived evening of 13th instant.

I have to report very favorably as to the general good conduct and steady bearing of the commissioned officers and enlisted men of my command during the past fatiguing and arduous campaign.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Tenth New York Volunteers.

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. 771-772
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