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OR XLVI P1 #142: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Martin P. Avery, 60th OH, March 25, 1865

No. 142. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Martin P. Avery, Sixtieth Ohio Infantry, of operations March 25.1

Before Petersburg, Va., March 29, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my command in the action of the 25th instant:

We were aroused by the rapid and continued firing at 4.15 a.m. My men were immediately formed in the trenches, where they remained during the action. The left of my command, consisting of Companies B and C, commanded by Captain Merkel, kept up a continual flank fire on the enemy as they advanced and retreated from their works. My company commanders are deserving of great praise for the promptness with which they got their men in line ready for action.

My loss consisted in 1 killed and 6 wounded.

Respectfully submitted.

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Bvt. Major C. A. LOUNSBERRY,
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), page 330
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