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York Artillery.* Accompanying this report please find the reports of my brigade commanders; also list of casualties of my division for 30th of July, 1864.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding First Division, Ninth Army Corps.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps.

Report of casualties of the First Division, Ninth Army Corps, of the second battle of Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864.

Killed Wounded Missing

Command Offi Men Offi Men Offi Men Aggre

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First Brigade 8 29 18 116 11 142 324

Second Brigade 5 25 6 96 8 188 328

27th New York - - - - - - -


2nd Maine - - - - - - -


14th - - - 3 - - 3



Total 13 54 24 215 19 330 655

No. 177. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Barnes, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Infantry, commanding First Brigade, of operations June 14-July 30.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., August 16, 1864.+


The march across the Chickahominy and the James, and the operations in front of Petersburg up to the assault on the enemy's position July 30, 1864.

Crossed the Chickahominy on June 14; marched to the James; camped on the north side of the river. At 1 a.m. June 16 crossed the James and marched in direction of Petersburg.

June 17, at 4 p.m. charged and carried the enemy's works, and held them until about 10 p.m., when the brigade was obliged to retire for want of ammunition.

On the 18th the brigade was re-enforced by the addition of the following infantry regiments: Third Maryland, Twenty-first Massachusetts, One hundredth Pennsylvania, and One hundred and seventy-ninth New York. From the charge of June 17 to the assault on the 30th of July the brigade occupied various positions in the work in front of Petersburg, doing its usual amount of picketing, &c.


*Sergt. James Hill was awarded a Medal of Honor.

+For portion of report [here omitted] covering operations from May 4 to June 14, 1864, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p.919.