War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0748 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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of breast-works at this place, when my battery opened fire on their advance and made them fall back. About 8 a.m., on the open field about 1,800 yards to the left, a strong cavalry force, said to belong to Fitzhugh Lee's corps, formed in line, on which I commenced firing with solid shot with such effect that they dispersed. About 9 o'clock they planted four rifled guns at the same place and two other pieces, each 2,000 yards to their left near two small barns, and opened fire on our lines from both positions, which we returned with good success, blowing up one of their limbers. Firing on both sides ceased at 12 m. During the engagement only two horses were killed. Ammunition expended: 104 solid shot, 203 spherical case, 95 shell, and 10 canister.

I am, sir, most respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Third New Jersey Battery.


Washington, D. C..

Numbers 292. Medals of Honor awarded for distinguished services under Resolution of Congress, Numbers 43, approved July 12, 1862, and section 6 of Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1863.

Name Rank and Date. Awarded for.


Appleton, First June 15, Gallant conduct

William H lieutenant,4th 1864 at Petersburg,

U. S. Colored Va.


Bates, Colonel, 30th July 30, Distinguished

Delevan U. S. Colored 1864. services in

Troops action at

Cemetery Hill,


Clark, Private, Company June 18, Distinguished

James G F, 88th 1864. bravery in action

Pennsylvania at Petersburg,

Infantry Va.

Dorsey, Sergeant, Company July 30, Bravery while

Decatur B, 39th 1864 acting as color-

U. S. Colored sergeant of his

Troops regiment at

Petersburg, Va.

Hogan, Corporal Company -- do -- Capture of flag

Franklin A, 45th of 6th Virginia

Pennsylvania in front of

Infantry Petersburg, Va.

Harbourne, Private, Company June 17, Capture of flag

John H K, 29th 1864. at Petersburg, Va.



Hill, Sergeant, Company July 30, Do.

James C, 14th New York 1864.

Heavy Artillery

Homan, Color-sergeant, --do-- Fighting his way

Conrad Company A, 29th through the

Massachusetts enemy's lines

Infantry. with regimental

colors near

Petersburg, Va.

Hawkins, Sergeant-major, July -, Rescue of

Thomas 6th U. S. Colored 1864. regimental flag

Troops at Deep Bottom,


Monaghan, Corporal, Company June 17, Recapture of

Patrick G, 48th 1864 colors of 7th New

Pennsylvania York Heavy

Infantry Artillery at

Petersburg, Va.

Plowman, Sergeant-major, --do-- Recapture of

George H. 3rd Maryland colors of the

Battalion Provisional 2nd

Infantry Pennsylvania

Artillery at

Petersburg, Va.

Reid, Private, Company --do-- Capture of flag

Robert G, 48th of 44th Georgia

Pennsylvania at Petersburg,

Infantry Va.

Rowe, Private, Company --do-- Capture of flag

Henry W I, 11th New at Petersburg,

Hampshire Va.


Strasbaugh First sergeant, --do-- Recapture of the

Barnard A Company A, 3rd colors of the

Maryland Provisional 2nd

Battalion Pennsylvania

Infantry Artillery at

Petersburg, Va.

Wilkins, Sergeant, Company July 30, Recapture of the

Leander A H, 9th New 1864 colors of the

Hampshire 21st

Infantry Massachusetts at

Petersburg, Va.

Young, Corporal, Company June 17, Capture of flag

Benjamin F I, 1st Michigan 1864. of 35th North

Sharpshooters Carolina at

Petersburg, Va.