War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 1188 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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Consolidated report of casualties of First Brigade, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, from March 27 to April 9, 1865.

Killed. Wounded.

Regiment. Officers Men Officers Men

39th Illinois 1 19 2 50


67th Ohio ....... 8 2 63


199th Pennsylvania 2 20 6 86


62nd Ohio ....... 4 1 56


Total 3 51 11 255


Regiment. Officers Men

39th Illinois ..... .....


67th Ohio ...... ......


199th Pennsylvania ........ 1


62nd Ohio 2 38


Total 2 39

Of the endurance and patience of the officers and men of this command during the tedious marches and of their heroism and gallantry upon every battle-field I cannot speak too highly.

I cannot close this report without speaking in high terms of the officers of my staff-Captain Childs, Captain Denny, Lieutenant Dowd, and Lieutenant Ripple-for their heroic conduct.

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


Colonel Thirty-ninth Illinois Volunteers,

Commanding First Brigadier, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps.

Major P. A. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 223. Report of Captain Homer A. Plympton, Thirty-ninth Illinois Infantry.


In the Field, Va., April 14, 1865.

LIEUTENANT: In accordance with circular from headquarters First Brigade, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, dated April 14, 1865, I have the honor to herewith submit the operations of my command since leaving the north of the James.

Started from camp the evening of 27th of March, 1865; marched all night, crossing both the James and Appomattox Rivers; arrived at the Second Army Corps encampment March 29, 1865, relieving part of that corps. Left camp the evening of the 2nd [1st] instant; marched to the left on Hatcher's Run; prepared for a fight. April 3 [2] was ordered to support Sixth Army Corps, and during the day made, with our division, a charge on Fort Gregg, within the enemy's line. Lost 16 killed, 45 wounded. Took up the line of march the 4th [3rd] instant along with the army.

At a skirmish near Appomattox Court-House, April 9, 1865, there was 1 commissioned officer and 6 enlisted men wounded.

There has been but very little straggling during the late march.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Thirty-ninth Illinois, Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant LE ROY DOWD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.