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Numbers 141. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Adolph Becker, Forty-sixth New York Infantry of operations March 25.

HDQRS. FORTY-SIXTH NEW YORK VETERAN VOLUNTEERS,

March 29, 1865.

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that on the morning of the 25th instant, when the enemy made his strong and sudden assault on Fort Stedman, the sentries of the Forty-sixth New York Veteran Volunteers announced, at about 4.15 a.m., the enemy's attack, and that immediately afterward the whole regiment, which is as garrison in Fort Mansfield and Fort McGilvery, was under arms ready for action. Notwithstanding the heavy fire directed on these forts, our loss was only 2 enlisted men killed and 3 wounded.

I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ADOLPH BECKER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

Bvt. Major C. A. LOUNSBERRY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 142. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Martin P. Avery, Sixtieth Ohio Infantry, of operations March 25.

HDQRS. SIXTIETH REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY,

Before Petersburg, Va., March 29, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my command in the action of the 25th instant:

We were aroused by the rapid and continued firing at 4.15 a.m. My men were immediately formed in the trenches, where they remained during the action. The left of my command, consisting of Companies B and C, commanded by Captain Merkel, kept up a continual flank fire on the enemy as they advanced and retreated from their works. My company commanders are deserving of great praise for the promptness with which they got their men in line ready for action.

My loss consisted in 1 killed and 6 wounded.

Respectfully submitted.

M. P. AVERY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Bvt. Major C. A. LOUNSBERRY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 143. Report of Major Samuel K. Schwenk, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations March 25.

HDQRS. FIFTIETH PENNSYLVANIA VET. VOL. INFANTRY,

March 29, 1865.

MAJOR: Pursuant to instructions to forward a report of the operations of this regiment in the action of Saturday, the 25th instant, I have