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Report of casualties in the Second Brigade, & c. - Continued.

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

October 1,

1864.

6th New

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5

Hampshire

Veteran

Volunteers

9th New

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1

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Hampshire

Volunteers

11th New

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1

Hampshire

Volunteers

17th Vermont

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1

Volunteers

Total*

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1

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7

October 4,

1864.

2nd New York

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Mounted

Rifles

Grand total 2 30 11 196

Continuation: Missing. Aggregate.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

October 1,

1864.

6th New

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24

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29

Hampshire

Veteran

Volunteers

9th New

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1

Hampshire

Volunteers

11th New

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1

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2

Hampshire

Volunteers

17th Vermont

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1

Volunteers

Total*

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25

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33

October 4,

1864.

2nd New York a1 a6 1 6

Mounted

Rifles

Grand total 17 497 30 723

a Captured

S. G. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Numbers 214. Reports of Brigadier General Orlando B. Willcox, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division, of operations August 19 - 21 and August 25 - 26.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 31, 1864.

COLONEL: At 3,30 o'clock on the morning of the 19th of August, in obedience to instructions received from Major General John G. Parke, I withdrew my command (Third Division, Ninth Army Corps) from the position it then occupied on the general line near the Taylor house, marched to the Blick house, or Yellow Tavern, on Weldon railroad, where I arrived at 7.30 a. m., and immediately reported to Major-General Warren, commanding Fifth Army Corps. From him I received orders to bivouac in a field near and to the right of the Yellow Tavern. I formed my division in two lines in this field - first line about 500 yards to the rear of and nearly parallel with the right of Brigadier-General Crawford's division - and then sent staff officers to ascertain the positions and routes to the several divisions of the Fifth Army Corps. About 4 p. m. the enemy attacked the Fifth corps in such force as to drive the troops from the works they occupied to the right of the Weldon railroad. I at once ordered the First Brigade (1,100 strong) of my division, commanded by Brigadier-General Hartranft, to proceed to the support of Crawford. The move was made in the direction of the enemy's main attack, handsomely checking his advance, and eventually compelling him to retire to the cover of the wood in which were Crawford's rifle-pits. From this cover he soon, however, again advanced to within about seventy-five yards of the First Brigade, and his charge was again successfully repulsed by it, with a loss

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* But see revised statement, p. 142.

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