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OR XLVI P1 #242: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Horace Kellogg, 123rd OH, April 2, 1865

No. 242. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Horace Kellogg, One hundred and twenty-third Ohio Infantry.1

In the Field, April 2, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to make the following report as the part taken by my regiment in the action of to-day:

The command occupied the skirmish line, where it did good execution in silencing the enemy’s guns. At 8.30 o’clock I saw that the rebels were leaving their works in great haste, and at the same time a white flag was seen close to their works. I immediately ordered my regiment forward on the double-quick, and had the satisfaction of seeing my regimental colors planted on the enemy’s works in advance of all others.

The results of the movement was the captured of 200 prisoners, 2 brass 12-pounders, 3 caissons, about 500 stand of small-arms, and 2 of the enemy’s battle-flags. My loss was one man slightly wounded.

I cannot speak in too high praise of the conduct of the officers and men of my command. It was everything that could be desired. After resting my command a short time and collecting the captured property I proceeded to rejoin the brigade.

Respectfully submitted.

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Lieutenant THOMAS W. RIPLEY,
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), p. 1219
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