War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0238 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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near the crater with a storming party of the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, led by Captain Brown of that regiment and Lieutenant Price of the One hundred and sixteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, acting assistant adjutant-general of Mulholland's brigade. Lieutenant Price was unfortunately killed. This party held the work for a short time, capturing several prisoners, including two field against them, and General Miles had not the troops at his disposal to pursue his advantage. On the same night he captured a part of the enemy's picket-line, on the Jerusalem plank road, holding it for two or three hours, and retiring at leisure. Lieutenant Colonel Burke, Eighty-eighth New York Volunteers, is highly commended for his good conduct on this occasion. He had command of the attacking party. Captain Jerry Brown, One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, is recommended for promotion by brevet to the rank of major for the gallant manner in which he led the storming party from the One hundred and forty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

A tabular statement of casualties is hereto appended.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant.


Major-General of Volunteers.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

Casualties in the action near Burgees' Tavern, on the Boydton plank road, October 27, and in Miles' division in front of Petersburg, on the night of the 27th of October.

Killed Wounded

Command Officers Men Officers Men

Corps ......... ......... ......... .........


First Division 3 1 ......... 25

Second 3 27 6 163


Third Division 7 50 25 341

Artillery 1 6 3 19


Cavalry, 1 24 15 137



Total* 15 108 49 685

Missing Aggregate

Command Officers Men

Corps ............ ............. .............


First Division ............. 38 67

Second ............. 113 312


Third Division 5 398 826

Artillery ............. 4 33


Cavalry, ............. 67 244



Total* 5 620 1,482



October 30, 1864


Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: In accordance with instructions received, I have the honor, most respectfully, to submit the following report:

At about ten minutes past 1 o'clock on the afternoon of the 27th of October, 1864, Major-General Hancock, at the suggestion of Major-General Meade, directed me to ascertain the whereabouts of the left of Major-General Warren's command. I immediately started, with some ten mounted men as an escort, taking a road through the woods leading to the front and right of the Second Corps. I found General Crawford without difficulty at a point about one mile from Major-General Han-


*But see revised statement, pp. 153-155.