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OR XLVI P1 #184: Report of Lieutenant George H. Barse, Btty E 1st NY Lt Arty, Mar 30-Apr 3, 1865

No. 184. Report of Lieutenant George H. Barse Battery E, First New York Light Artillery.1

April 6, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: In compliance with circular from headquarters Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac,dated April 5, 1865, I have the honor to make the following report:

At 10 o’clock on the night of the 30th ultimo I received an order from Brevet Brigadier-General Tidball to place a section of my battery in Battery No. 13. Upon the receipt of the order I directed Second Lieutenant C. Humphreys to take the right section and proceed to Battery No. 13, which order was promptly executed. During the night of the 1st instant it took an active part in the heavy cannonading in front of Petersburg, and was engaged during the day following. My left sec-

tion was not engaged during the three days. One the afternoon of the 3rd instant I was ordered to withdraw my guns from the works and prepare to move to City Point, Va.

The only casualty in the battery was one man severely wounded.

I am, lieutenant, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

First Lieutenant, First New York Artillery, Commanding Battery E.

Lieutenant W. M. HAYCOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Artillery Reserve.


  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. 1083-1084
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