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OR XLVI P1 #65: Report of Captain John H. Gallager, 106th PA, Mar 29-Apr 9, 1865

No. 65. Report of Captain John H. Gallager, One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.1

April 10, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to forward the following report of operations of this command since the 28th ultimo:

Left camp on the 29th at 6 a. m.; marched with the column; halted and constructed breast-works; again moved with the column to Dabney’s Mill; ordered to the front as skirmishers in conjunction with the Sixty-ninth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers; met the enemy, and drove them to their works at dark; remained on line all night. 30th, occupied the works at daybreak and found no enemy; relieved by Twenty-fourth Army Corps, and joined the brigade t 8 a.m.; remained with brigade till 5 p. m.; ordered to report to headquarters for fatigue duty; camped near army headquarters for the night. 31st, engaged in corduroyig roads all day. April 1, engaged in corduroying all day. 2nd, joined the brigade at 7 a. m.; camped for the night on the South Side Railroad. 3rd, moved toward Petersburg; countermarched in pursuit of the enemy; camped for the night. 4th, moved at daybreak with

the column; on picket all night. 5th, joined the brigade 1.30 a.m.; moved with the column; reached the Fifth Corps in breast-works; passing them, formed on their left; constructed a line of works, and remained for the night. 6th, moved at 6 a. m.; detailed on flank of column; captured 8 prisoners and 3 contrabands, and destroyed 26 muskets for want of transportation; remained on flank all night. 7th, joined the brigade near Farmville, Va.; camped for the night. 8th, marched in support of skirmishers all day; went into camp at dusk; moved at 10p. m. in advance four miles; camped till daybreak. 9th, moved at 8.30 a. m.with the column; halted at 1 p. m.; went into camp about 6 p. m.

No casualties occurred in this command since the 28th ultimo.

I am, sir very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Captain, Commanding 106th Pennsylvania 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. 774-775
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