War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0346 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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October 10, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the operations at Deep Bottom:

The regiment, with the division, crossed James River about 3 a. m. July 27, 1864, halted and remained near it until after daylight, when the regiment, with Fifth New Hampshire and Twenty-eighth Massachusetts, under command of Colonel Lynch, advanced in line of battle over a large field against a line of works the enemy had thrown up near the edge of a piece of woods. After engaging the enemy a short time he retired, leaving 4 guns in the works, which were captured and brought off by our men. The casualties of the regiment in this action were 4 enlisted men killed and 8 enlisted men wounded. The regiment did not become engaged of meet with any other casualties during the stay across the river. Marched back with the division the night of July 30 [290, 1864.*

All of which is respectfully submitted.


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Numbers 34. Report of Major Gustavus A. Seidel, Seventh New York Infantry, Consolidated Brigade, of operations July 19-30.


Camp near Petersburg, October 15, 1864.

In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 209, headquarters Army of the Potomac, August 5, 1864, I have the honor to report that this regiment was not with the army at the time of crossing the Rapidan. It arrived has done fatigue duty until it marched over to Deep Bottom on July 25 [26], 1864. Was armed on July 26, and crossed the James River again on July 29 and was posted on July 30, 1864, as reserve during the battle on the same day.

I remain, respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major, Commanding Seventh Regiment New york Vol. Infantry.

First Lieutenant GEORGE MITCHELL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 35. Report of Captain David A. Allen, Thirty-ninth New York Infantry.+


On the night of the 12th of June the regiment, with the division, left Cold Harbor and marched to the Chickahominy. Crossed about noon


* For continuation of report, see Vol. XLII, Part I.

+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 400.