No. 257. Report of Major Theodore C. Glazier, Forty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops.1
HEADQUARTERS FORTY-FIFTH U. S. COLORED TROOPS,
In the Field, Va., April 18, 1865.
LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to submit the following report of the Forty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops during the late campaign, ending April 17, 1865:
On the 25th [27th] of March, 1865, the regiment broke camp near Fort Harrison, Va., and marched to a position southwest of Petersburg. On April 3, at 5 a. m., it entered Petersburg, having been shelled slightly by the enemy on the previous day, with a loss of but four wounded, one seriously. The march was resumed the day following and continued until the 9th, when Lee surrendered. Nothing of interest occurred on the return march.
The officers and men, with but one exception in the former grade, behaved as well during the march to and from the place of surrender as could reasonable be expected under the circumstances.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THEO. C. GLAZIER,
Major, Commanding Regiment.
Lieutenant JAMES M. LYON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
- 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. 1240 ↩