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OR XLVI P1 #265: Report of Captain Thornton J. Elliott, Cos. F&B, 11th PA Cav, April 9-14, 1865

No. 265. Report of Captain Thornton J. Elliott, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.1

NEAR LYNCHBURG, VA., April 15, 1865.

SIR: In obedience to orders received I reported with my squadron, consisting of Companies F and B, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, to Major Abell, chief of artillery, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, at Appomattox Court-House, April 9, 1865. On the following day [10th] I proceeded to Red Oak Church, capturing in that vicinity as follows: 60 rebels, who surrendered under a flag of truce; 54 pieces of artillery, brass and iron field pieces; 1 battle-flag; 36 gun carriages and caissons. The cannon were mostly buried or secreted. In addition to the above there was a large amount of ammunition, many wagons, caissons, forges, and sets of harness which had been destroyed by the enemy.

From April 10 to 12 engaged in extracting and removing cannon. Received orders the 13th to report to my command at Lynchburg, Va., at which place I arrived on the morning of the 14th instant.

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

Captain, Commanding Squadron, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Lieutenant-Colonel STRATTON,
Commanding Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.

P. S.-The foregoing property was turned over to the proper authorities.



  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. 1257
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