War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0280 OPERATIONS IN N. VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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Numbers 47. Report of Captain Greenleaf T. Stevens, Fifth Maine Battery, of operations July 13-31.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH MAINE BATTERY,

September 16, 1864.

SIR: *

The battery arrived in Washington and reported at artillery headquarters at Crystal Spring at 2 o'clock on the morning of the 13th. From July 16 to July 31 the battery participated in the general operations of the corps, marching to Snicker's Gap, via Poolesville, White's Ford, and Leesburg, and returned to Georgetown by way of Leesburg and Chain Bridge, and from thence to Monocacy, Frederick, and Harper's Ferry, returning to Frederick on the 31st, where we found ourselves in camp at 3 p. m.

The following exhibits the expenditures and losses during the campaign.+

Losses.

Date. Place. Officers Men. Horses.

May 21 Spotsylvania.

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25 Little River.

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30 On the march.

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June 3 Cold Harbor.

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8 Barker's Mills.

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9 do.

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18 Petersburg. a1

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21 do.

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Total. 1 1 1

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a Lieutenant Charles O. Hunt, prisoner.

b Wounded.

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The pick and the shovel have been extensively used in the battery, and have been found instrumental in saving our men.

Most respectfully submitted.

G. T. STEVENS,

Captain, Commanding Fifth Battery Maine Volunteers.

Lieutenant E. N. WHITTIER,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Arty. Brigadier, Sixth Corps.

Numbers 48. Report of Captain Andrew Cowan, First New York Battery, of operations July 11-30.

CAMP FIRST NEW YORK INDEPENDENT BATTERY,

August 24, 1864.

SIR: ++

The 11th [July] arrived in Washington at noon.

July 12, marched to Crystal Spring. The following day started in pursuit of the rebels via Offutt's Cross-Roads, Poolesville,

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*For portion of this report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to July 10, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 760, and Vol. XL, Part I.

+Exhibit of ammunition expended not found.

++For portions of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to July 9, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 764, and Vol. XL, Part I.

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