War of the Rebellion: Serial 087 Page 0520 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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mained there all night. On 20th, about 11 a.m., were relieved, and threw up a new line of works, extending a short distance along the right of General Warren's headquarters. The enemy having made an attack on the left of the railroad, we were taken to the left, in front of General Warren's headquarters, and formed line of battle in rear of first line. On night of 20th relieved the first line of battle. On 23rd [25th], General Hancock's corps having been attacked about 3 p. m., the brigade was ordered to the extreme left, where we threw up works an remained till brought back to our present camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY WHITESIDE,

Captain, Commanding Eighty-eight Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Captain DOOLITTLE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 173. Report of Captain Joseph H. Lawrence, Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations December 7-12.

HDQRS. EIGHTY-EIGHTH PENNSYLVANIA VET. VOLS.,

December 14, 1864.

I have the honor to report the following routine of this command during the late campaign:

First. Marched on the morning of 7th of December to Sussex Court-House, Va. Second. March resumed; regiment detailed as wagon guard; joined brigade at cross-roads; marched to railroad, sent out as pickets for the night 8th of December, 1864. Third. Marched; joined brigade; assisted in tearing up and destroying Weldon railroad. Evening, sent to front; remained one hour, December 9, 1864. Regiment sent out as flankers on right flank; was attacked; repulsed enemy without any loss; skirmishing all day, December 10, 1864. December 11, 1864, resumed the march to church; camped for the night. December 12, 1864, resumed the march to our present camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH H. LAWRENCE,

Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Captain F. H. COWDREY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.