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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 46, Part 1 (Appomattox Campaign)
Page 667 Chapter LVIII. THE APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAINS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Brodway, Va., April 21, 1865.

GENERAL: In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 94, headquarters Army of the Potomac, just received, I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command from 29th ultimo to 9th instant:

On 29th ultimo I received an order from yourself directing me during your absence to report to Major-General Parke, commanding Ninth Corps and our lines near Petersburg. Agreeably to my request he directed me to report to Bvt. Brigadier J. C. Tidball, his chief of artillery, and the operations of my command, or rather that portion of it on the Petersburg front, were, up to the evacuation, conducted under his orders.

At about 10 p. m. of that date the enemy threw up a rocket and fired a signal gun, and opened along his entire line on our Petersburg front. We replied, and a furious cannonade, with musketry fire in addition, continued for about two hours. The following is a list of my expenditures:

Batt 24- 8- 10- 30- 4 1\2 Total

ery. pound inch inch pound inch .

er siege sieg er ordna

Coeho morta e Parro nce

rn rs. mort ts. guns.

morta ars.

rs.

No. 4 .... 35 35

..... ..... . ....

No. 5 99 235

.... 136 ... ....

Numb ... ... .... 137

ers 137 ....

8.

Numb 180 .... ... ... .... 180

ers

9.

Numb 121

ers 12 109 .... ..... .....

10.

Numb 247 70 ... ... 317

ers ...

12.

Fort ... ... 6 51

Mort ... ....

on

Fort ... ... ... .... 3 3

Aver

y

Tota 576 9

l 315 45 134 1,079

On 30th ultimo all was quiet. On 31st ultimo I placed two 4 1\2-inch ordnance guns in Fort Dais, and substituted four 30-pounder Parrots for the four 4 1\2-inch ordnance gun in Fort Avery. This change was made because the poor ammunition (Schenkl) now issued for the 4 1\2-inch guns is dangerous to fire at long ranges over out troops.

On April 1 I was ordered by Major-General Hartsuff to open fire on the Bermuda front, with a view by Major-General Hartsuff to open fire on the Bermuda front, with a view to develop nay movements of the enemy. None had occurred. This firing was continued at intervals, with the same object, up to the evacuation on the night of the 3rd [2nd] instant.

The following is the record of firing:

Batt Light 12- 24- 32- 20- 3-

ery. 12- poun pound pound pound inch

pound der er er er Parro

ers. howi howit howit Parro ts.

tzer zers. zers. ts.

s.

Sawy ... ... ... ... ... ...

er

Spot ... ... ... ... ... ...

ford

Pars ... ... ... ... ... ...

ons

and

Wilc

ox

Drak ... ... ... ... 57 40

e

Carp 54 45 ... ... ... ...

ente

r

Ande ... ... ... ... 131 ...

rson

Mars 105 ... ... ... ... ...

hall

McCo 42 ... ... ... ... ...

nihe

Engl 209 ... ... ... ... ...

and

Pruy ... 1 ... ... 94 ...

n

Dutt ... ... 4 48 ... ...

on

Tota 410 46 4 48 282 40

l.

Batt 3-inch 10- 30- 100- Total.

ery. ordnan inch pouner pounde

ce sea- Parrot r

guns. coast s. Parrot

mortar s.

s.

Sawy ... 4 ... 4 8

er

Spot ... ... 16 6 22

ford

Pars ... 6 ... 10 16

ons

and

Wilc

ox

Drak ... ... ... ... 97

e

Carp ... ... .. ... 99

ente

r

Ande ... ... 93 ... 224

rson

Mars 155 ... ... ... 260

hall

McCo ... ... ... ... 42

nihe

Engl 141 ... ... ... 350

and

Pruy ... ... 38 ... 133

n

Dutt ... ... ... ... 52

on

Tota 296 10 147 20 1,303

l.


Page 667 Chapter LVIII. THE APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 46, Part 1 (Appomattox Campaign)
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