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OR XLVI P1 #50: Report of Major Seward F. Gould, 4th NY HA, February 5-7, 1865

No. 50. Report of Major Seward F. Gould, Fourth New York Heavy Artillery, of operations February 5-7.1

February 13, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: In compliance with circular of the 12th instant from headquarters Army of the Potomac, I have the honor to transmit the following report of the operations of the 5th, 6th, and 7th instant, as regards this regiment:

About 5 o’clock on the afternoon of the 5th instant this command broke camp, and repaired by the way of the Squirrel Level road to the Tucker house, where we joined our brigade, and were ordered into line on the right of the same. I immediately sent out a picket; the remainder were engaged all night in building a breast-work. On the 6th instant we had details out cutting, slashing, &c. Late in the afternoon I had an abatis put in front of my regimental line; we remained in the same place and position until relieved with the brigade, and returned to our old camp on the morning of the 8th instant.

I am, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

Major, Commanding.,

Lieutenant J. FRANK CRAIN,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 4th Brigadier, 1st Div., 2nd Army Corps.


  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), page 211
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