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entered Petersburg unmolested. After waiting there about two hours I was ordered by General Hartranft back to the old camp, where I arrived about 10 a. m. and turned over the command of the brigade to Colonel J. A. Mathews, Two hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Before closing my report I cannot refrain from mentioning that all of my command, both officers and men, exhibited the highest gallantry and bravery. Each one exerted himself to the utmost to accomplish the part of the work assigned him.

My loss was very heavy. Six of the enemy's guns were captured by my men in the captured forts. The number of prisoners captured by my brigade will not fall far short of 1,000, with their arms. To determine the exact number is an impossibility.

My casualties are as follows: Commissioned officers, killed, 6; wounded, 20; missing, 1. Enlisted men, killed, 76; wounded, 310; missing, 33. Aggregate, 446.

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


Colonel, Commanding 207th Pennsylvania Volunteers.


Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 175. Report of Bvt. Brigadier General John C. Tidball, Fourth New York Heavy Artillery, Commanding Artillery Brigade.


Alexandria, Va., May 28, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor of making the following report of the operations of the artillery under my directions from the 30th of March to the 3rd of April, the date of the evacuation of Petersburg by the enemy:

The artillery was stationed on that part of the line occupied by the Ninth Corps, and extended from Battery Numbers 5 on the Appomattox River to Fort Howard, a distance of about five miles.

The accompanying maps* show the position of the respective batteries and forts, and the following list gives their armament:


Position. No. Character. Troops. Commanding


Battery 3 30-pounder I, 1st Lieutenant

Numbers 4 Parrotts.... Connecticut J. O'Brien.


Battery 3 ......do.... E, 1st Lieutenant

Numbers 5 Connecticut George F.

Artillery. Bill.

4 8-inch .....do.... Do.


2 3-inch rifles 34th New York Bvt. Major

Battery J. Roemer.

Fort 4 ....do..... .....do...... Do.


2 Light 12- C and I, 5th Captain V.

pounders United States H. Stone.

1 30-pounder 1st Lieutenant

Parrott... Connecticut C. W. Smith.


Battery 2 Coehorns ....do.... Lieutenant

Numbers 8. Azro Drown.

Battery 3 ....do.... C and 1, 5th Captain V.

Numbers 9 United States. H. Stone.

2 Light 12- C and 1, 5th Captain V.

pounders United States H. Stone.


*See Plate CXVIII, Map 3 of the Atlas.