War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0968 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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Numbers 241.

Jones' House, before Petersburg, September 22, 1864.

I. In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 255, headquarters Army of the Potomac, September 21, 1864, Brigadier General N. A. Miles, U. S. Volunteers, Colonel R. McAllister, Eleventh New Jersey Volunteers, and Captain R. Bruce Ricketts, First Pennsylvania Artillery, are hereby constituted a board to examine into the services of the regiments and batteries comprising this command, and to report what regiments and batteries are entitled to have inscriptions on their flags, together with the names of the battles in which said troops have borne a meritorious part. The reports of the Board will be transmitted to these headquarters at as early a day as possible.

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By command of Major-General Hancock:


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


September 22, 1864.

The following names have been designated by the commanding general for the batteries and redoubts on the line occupied by this corps, with the armament and garrison set opposite each:

Work and locality. Name. Armament. Garrison


One-gun battery on the Battery 18 One field gun -

Norfolk railroad on

front line.

Inclosed work Redoubt E, Three field 100

immediately on the Fort Meikel. guns

left of the Norfolk

railroad on front.

Two-gun battery Battery 19 Two field guns -

immediately on the

left of Fort Meikel.

Inclosed work on the Redoubt F, Six field guns 180

left of Battery 19, or Fort

formerly 10-inch Rice.

mortar battery.

Two-gun battery on Battery 20



left of Fort Rice

Four-gun battery next Battery 21 Four guns. -

on right of work

hitherto known as Fort


Work on plank road Redoubt G, Four 4 1/2-inch 800

hitherto known as Fort or Fort Rodman, two

Hell, with additional Sedgwick. siege

work on the left of howitzers,

the road. eight field


Large square redoubt Redoubt H, Eight field 550

on left of plank road or Fort guns.

hitherto known as Fort Davis.


Battery in front of Battery 22



Fort Davis on right of

plank road.

Battery on right of Battery 23



plank road between

Chieves' house and

Fort Davis.

Inclosed work on plank Redoubt I,



road opposite the or fort

Jones house. Prescott.

Inclosed work near Redoubt K, Four field 300

Strong's house. or Fort guns.

Alex. Hays.


Fort on plank road Redoubt R, Four field 150

near the Finn house or Fort guns.


Battery between plank Battery 39 Two field guns. -

road and Widow Smith's

Inclosed work at Widow Redoubt S, do 200

Smith's or Fort



Battery near T. Jones' Battery 40 Two guns. -

Battery near Norfolk Battery 41 do -


Inclosed work near Redoubt T, Four guns. 300

Norfolk railroad near or Fort

Spicer's. Bross.

The armament and garrison of the forts lettered from E to K, inclusive, will at once be placed in them, and regarded as permanent, to be moved only under special directions from headquarters of the army.