No. 163. Report of Captain John M. Deane, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Infantry.1
HDQRS. TWENTY-NINTH MASSACHUSETTS VET. VOLS.,
April 18, 1865.
CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular from brigade headquarters dated April 17, 1865, I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this command from the 29th ultimo to the 9th instant, both inclusive:
On the 29th ultimo this command was encamped at Battery Numbers 11 before Petersburg, Va., and remained in that position until the morning
of April 3, 1865, when it advanced into the city of Petersburg, crossed the Appomattox, and encamped at Violet Bank. On the 4th instant the command recrossed the Appomattox and camped on Pryor’s farm. On command the 5th instant moved to Sutherland’s, and on the to Ford’s Station on the South Side Railroad, where it remained until the 12th instant.
The casualties from the 29th ultimo to the 9th instant were five men wounded. No guns nor colors were captured during the made period wounded. No guns nor colors were captured during the same period.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN M. DEANE,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
Captain T. W. CLARKE,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 3rd Brigadier, 1st Div., 9th Army Corps.
- 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. 1051-1052 ↩