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No. 138. Report of Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cook, Seventy-sixth New York Infantry.


Near Petersburg, Va., August 9, 1864.



On the night of June 12 marched to and across the Chickahominy River at Long Bridge and staid till evening of June 13, when marched to Wilcox's Wharf, on James River. On June 16 crossed James River on transports and marched to near Prince George Court-House. On June 17 moved to the front and intrenched. On morning of June 18 advanced one mile and a half halted, and commenced to intrench. Were ordered forward, and charged the enemy's works. Were repulsed, but held a position in advance of that from which we started to charge. At night put up breast-works and held them up to July 30, 1864.

This regiment did not participate in the assault on the enemy's position on the morning of July 30, 1864.

Hoping this report may prove satisfactory, I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Brigade.

No. 139. Report of Major Robert W. Bard, Ninety-fifth New York Infantry.


In Front of Petersburg, Va., August-, 1864.+


June 12, resumed march for Chickahominy River at 8 p.m. and crossed the river at daylight on the 13th. Bivouacked at 10 a.m. Resumed march at 3 p.m.; bivouacked at 11 p.m. near Charles City Court-House.

June 14, near Charles City Court-House.

June 15, near Charles City Court-House.

June 16, resumed march for James River, crossed the river at 11 a.m., halted at 12 m., resumed march at 4 p.m., and bivouacked at 11 p.m. six miles from Petersburg.

June 17, resumed march at 10 a.m.; engaged the enemy at 1 p.m.

June 18, advanced in line of battle, crossed the enemy's works and Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad; charged the enemy's works at 4 p.m. without success.

June 19, occupied intrenchments, and strengthened them at night, until the 27th.


* For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 3 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.630.

+ For portion of report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to June 12, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.631.