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No. 128. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Herring, One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania Infantry.


Near Petersburg, Va., August 8, 1864.



June 12, 8 p.m. took up line of march. 13th, 2.30 a.m. bivouacked near Long Bridge, Chickahominy River; crossed Long Bridge at 4 a.m., halted at 8 a.m., and rested in line all day; 8 p.m. moved, marching until 2 a.m. 14th, started at 5 a.m., marching toward Charles City Court-House; halted at 9 a.m.; moved at 1 p.m., marching about two miles beyond Charles City Court-House. 15th, rear of breast-works near James River. 16th, crossed James River at 8.30 a.m.; marched twenty miles toward Petersburg, Va.; bivouacked 12 p.m. 17th, in bivouac. 18th, moved at 5.30 a.m.; marched about half a mile; formed line supporting Second Brigade. 19th, in line supporting Second Brigade; wounded, enlisted men, 1. 20th, 10 p.m. moved out and bivouacked in rear of Second Brigade. 21st, moved about one mile to left. After dark advanced and built breast-works. From June 21 to July 30 engaged in duties of the trenches before Petersburg. Killed, enlisted men, 1; wounded, enlisted men, 6. 30th, held line of works near right of Fifth Corps line; engaged in firing on enemy in breast-works opposite. Killed, enlisted men, 1.

Recapitulation+: Killed-enlisted men, 14. Wounded-officers, 4 (since died, 1); enlisted men, 84. Missing-officers, 2; enlisted men, 117.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 118th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Lieutenant L. C. BARTLETT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 129. Report of Colonel Samuel A. Graham, Purnell Legion, Maryland Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, including operations June 5-August 20.++


March to the James-Battles of Petersburg, from June 5 to 20th of August, 1864.

On the 5th of June, at 9 p.m., the brigade marched to Cold Harbor, where we lay until the 11th, when the march was resumed via Prospect Church, arriving at Pamunkey [Chickahominy] on the 12th.


* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.590.

+ From May 5, 1864.

++ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 5, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.601.