War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 0900 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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The marching during these nine days was the most severe I have known in all the campaigns of this army. The roads were for the most part deep with mud; and the Fifth Corps, operating most of the time with the cavalry, constantly traversed the country by by-roads, on marches averaging from twenty to thirty miles a day.

Though the events of the campaign have called for but little use of artillery in action, the rapid marching and bad roads have necessitated incessant labor on the part of the battery officers, and still more on the part of those of my staff, to all of whom I am indebted for valuable services rendered.

Following in support of the cavalry, this corps has done little in the way of picking up abandoned guns and material. At the battle of Five Forks the united corps captured five 3-inch regulation guns of United States manufacture and three caissons. These guns I had hauled to Warren's Station, and turned over to the quartermaster there for transportation to City Point. The caissons were destroyed.

On the 3rd of April three light 12-pounder guns were found abandoned in a swamp near Namozine Creek, which I hauled up to General Sheridan's headquarters and turned over to his quartermaster.

I submit herewith report of casualties, losses, and expenditures on the campaign.*

Report of expenditures of ammunition in Artillery Brigade, Fifth Army Corps, from March 28, 1865, to April 10, 1865.

Light 12-pounders.

Date. Battery. Shot. Shell. Case. Canister

1865.

March B, 4th Uni- 107 4 5 6

29 ted States

30 ...do... 106 14 64 19

30 D and G, 5th ... ... ... ...

United

States

31 ...do... ... ... ... ...

31 D, 1st New 36 ... 6 ...

York

31 H, 1st New 114 31 118 ...

York

Total 363 49 193 25

Continuation: 3-inch.

Date. Battery. Shrapnel. Percussion Canister.

-shell.

1865.

March B, 4th Uni- ... ... ...

29 ted States

30 ...do... ... ... ...

30 D and G, 5th 23 44 9

United

States

31 ...do... 4 3 ...

31 D, 1st New ... ... ...

York

31 H, 1st New ... ... ...

York

Total 27 47 9

Report of material lost from March 28 to April 10, 1865, in Artillery Brigade, Fifth Army Corps.

Date. Battery. Tar Water Hand

buckets. buckets. spikes,

trail.

1865.

B, 4th United ... ... ...

States a

April 7 D and G, 5th ... ... ...

United States

March 31 B, 1st New 2 4 5

to April York

14

April 1 to D, 1st New 1 3 3

6 York

April 3 to H, 1st New ... 2 2

9 York

Total 3 9 10

Continuation:

Date. Battery. Sponges Wormers. Sponge

and covers.

rammers.

1865.

B, 4th United ... ... ...

States a

April 7 D and G, 5th 1 ... 2

United States

March 31 B, 1st New 2 1 ...

to April York

14

April 1 to D, 1st New 4 ... 4

6 York

April 3 to H, 1st New ... ... ...

9 York

Total 7 1 6

Continuation:

Date. Battery. Breech Belts, Belt Halt-

sights. saber. plates. ers.

1865.

B, 4th ... ... ... ...

United

States a

April 7 D and G, ... 15 15 49

5th United

States

March 31 B, 1st New 1 ... ... 16

to April York

14

April 1 to D, 1st New ... 10 ... ...

6 York

April 3 to H, 1st New ... ... ... ...

9 York

Total 1 25 15 65

a No material lost.

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* Nominal list of casualties (here omitted) shows 3 men killed and 1 officer and 9 men wounded. Loss of horses reported as follows: 7 killed, 1 wounded, 2 stolen, 29 abandoned, and 36 died of disease; total, 75.

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