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OR XLVI P1 #162: Report of Captain Adelbert B. Twitchell, 7th ME Btty, March 25, 1865

No. 162. Report of Captain Adelbert B. Twitchell, Seventh Battery Maine Light Artillery, of operations March 25.1

Fort Sedgwick, Va., March 26, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: In answer to circular of the above date I have the honor to report that the usual quiet prevailed in the front of Fort Sedgwick up to 7.30 a.m. of the 25th instant. About that hour the enemy opened with one 3-inch gun from the small field-work to the front and left of Fort Sedgwick, throwing an occasional shot at the infantry, cavalry, and artillery passing along the road in rear of Fort Davis. About 8.30 o’clock one gun opened from Fort Sedgwick, firing three shots; the first went over the rebel works, the second shot struck the parapet, and the third struck in the embrasure from which the enemy’s gun was firing. No shots were fired from the rebel line afterward.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Captain, Commanding Battery.

Lieutenant GEORGE W. BOOTH,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Ninth 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), p. 360
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  • Ann B. Wetzel March 16, 2012, 11:34 am

    I am trying to establish if ” Eliphalet Reynolds” from Machias, Me. was a member of your unit.,or if he participated in the Civil War.

  • bschulte March 19, 2012, 2:46 pm


    The web page you commented on displays a report from the Official Records on the Seventh Battery of Maine Light Artillery during the Siege of Petersburg. The site itself is focused solely on the Siege of Petersburg. I apologize, but as the editor of this site I am not able to do genealogical research for specific individuals. I would recommend subscribing to a web site like Ancestry.com or Fold3.com in order to research your person of interest’s activities during the Civil War.

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