No. 162. Report of Captain Adelbert B. Twitchell, Seventh Battery Maine Light Artillery, of operations March 25.1
SEVENTH MAINE BATTERY,
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,
A. B. TWITCHELL,
Captain, Commanding Battery.
Lieutenant GEORGE W. BOOTH,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Brigade, Ninth Army Corps.
- 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 ↩