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OR XLVI P1 #233: Report of Captain William Dobie, 89th NY, Mar 27-Apr 9, 1865

No. 233. Report of Captain William Dobie, Eighty-ninth New York Infantry.1

In the Field, Va., April 13, 1865.

SIR: In accordance with orders I have the honor to submit the following report of operations of this command:

The regiment broke camp at Deep Bottom, Va., March 27, 1865, and marched to or near Humphreys’ Station, and there remained until the 2nd instant, when we again broke camp and marched to and participated in the attack upon Fort Gregg, which was captured by our forces with a loss of 1 commissioned officer killed, 1 wounded, and 3 enlisted men killed and 10 wounded. The regiment camped on the field the same night, and marched the next morning, April 3, to Ford’s Station, on the South Side Railroad, and halted for the night. April 4, marched at 5 a. m. on the road toward Lynchburg, halting for the night at or near—-farm. April 5, march at 6 a. m., halting for the night at Burkeville Junction. April 6, marched at 8 a. m., overtook and engaged the enemy near Bird’s [Rice’s] Station, and in taking a position the regiment lost 1 man killed and 11 wounded. We remained on the field that night, during which time the enemy fell back. At daybreak we resumed the march, halting for the night at Farmville. April 8, marched at 7 a. m. to Appomattox Station, a distance of upward of thirty miles, arriving place, the enemy having surrendered, we went into camp.

I do not deem it necessary to make special mention of any of the officers or men, as all have acted with their usual gallantry.

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

Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Captain ROOF,
Acting 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. 1206-1207
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