War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 1058 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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The four regiments comprising the charging column, from the time their advance commenced and until they reached the fort, were exposed to a very galling fire of artillery and musketry, particularly at the time that they were obliged to change direction, keeping well the line and regimental organizations.

In expressing my entire satisfaction of the gallant conduct of officers and men of the regiment engaged, I refrain from mentioning any one specially. I have to mention, and deeply, regret, the loss of two valuable officers, Colonel Goerge W. Gowan, Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, and Bvt. Major P. E. Peckham, acting assistant adjutant general.

The Seventh Rhode Island Volunteers, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, Thirty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, and Fifty-first New York Veteran Volunteers although not in the charge, rendered good service in supplying ammunition to the troops in the fort.

The command was afterward reformed on the picket-line and remained through the night of the 2nd instant in support, and moved early in the morning of the 3rd instant after the retreating army of the enemy.

I have the honor to report the following number of casualties occurring in this command during the engagement of april 2, 1865, before Petersburg, Va.:

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Command. Officers Men. Officers Men. Officers

45th ...... 5 4 29 1

Pennsylvania

Veteran

Volunteers

7th Rhode 1 ....... 2 11 .....

Island

Volunteers

35th ...... 3 ...... 11 ......

Massachusetts

Volunteers

39th New 2 15 3 71 .....

Jersey

Volunteers

48th 1 10 3 57 ......

Pennsylvania

Veteran

Volunteers

58th ....... 4 1 27 2

Massachusetts

Volunteers

36th ....... 1 ...... 4 .....

Massachusetts

Volunteers

51st New York ....... ........ ....... ..... ......

Veteran

Volunteers

Total* 4 38 13 200 3

Total.

Command. Men. Officer. Men. Aggregate.

45th 20 5 54 59

Pennsylvania

Veteran

Volunteers

7th Rhode 1 3 12 15

Island

Volunteers

35th ...... ...... 14 14

Massachusetts

Volunteers

39th New ...... 5 86 91

Jersey

Volunteers

48th 26 4 93 97

Pennsylvania

Veteran

Volunteers

58th 16 3 37 40

Massachusetts

Volunteers

36th ...... ...... 5 5

Massachusetts

Volunteers

51st New York ...... ...... ...... ........

Veteran

Volunteers

Total* 63 20 301 321

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

JNO. I. CUTIN,

Bvt. Brigadier General U. S. Vols., Commanding 2nd. Div., 9th Army Corps.

Bvt. Major SAMUEL WRIGHT,

Asst. Adjt. General Second Division, Ninth Army Corps.

Numbers 169. Report of Brigadier General Simon G. Griffin, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

April 2, 1865.

MAJOR: On the evening of the 1st of April I received orders from Brevet Major-General Potter, commanding Second Division, Ninth Army Corps, to be prepared to unite in a general attack on the enemy's

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*But see revised table, p. 589.

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