War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0361 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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June 23, lay quiet all day. Moved to the right at night and built breast-works.

June 24, destroyed new works and fell back to old ones.

June 25, strengthening the works.

June 26, moved a short distance, but returned to our old position at night again.

June 27, our regiment, the One hundred and sixteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, transferred from Second to Fourth Brigade.

June 28 and 29, nothing of importance occurred.

June 30, mustered for pay. All quiet along our line.

July 1 to 7, nothing of importance occurred.

July 8, alarmed during the night; under arms for two hours.

July 9 to 11, nothing of importance occurred.

July 12, destroyed our works, moved on the left early in the morning to position formerly occupied by Sixth Army Corps; engaged all afternoon destroying breast-works. About 5 p. m. marched three or four miles farther to left, remained four or five hours, and marched back to position occupied in the afternoon.

July 13, moved to the right and encamped in rear of Fifth Army Corps.

July 14 and 15, destroying enemy's old works.

July 16 and 17, nothing of importance occurred.

July 18, called out in line, and for an hour or two nothing occurring.

July 19, nothing of importance occurred.

July 20, on fatigue, building a road.

July 21 and 22, nothing of importance occurred.

July 23, on fatigue, building road.

July 24, nothing of importance road.

July 25, on fatigue, constructing road.

July 26, struck tents at 4 p. m.; traveled all night; nothing of any consequence occurring.

July 27, crossed the James River about 4 a. m.; regiment on picket same night.

July 28, build breast-works; worked all night.

July 29, packed up and left about 8 p. m.; recrossed the James River at 10 p. m. and continued on the march.

July 30, arrived before Petersburg about 5 a. m.; heavy firing in our front. Lay all day in rear of Eighteenth Army Corps as a reserve. Broke camp in evening and returned to old camp in rear of Fifth Army Corps.


Captain, Commanding 116th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

No. 54. Reports of Captain James H. Hamlin, One hundred and forty-fifth Pennsylvania Infantry.


SIR: *


Left Cold Harbor on evening of the 12th [June], traveled all night and crossed the Chickahominy the 13th, and camped on banks of the James


* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.426.