War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0269 Chapter LXIII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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In these operations the brigade lost as follows:

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Off Offi Off

Troops. ice Men. cers Men. ice Men. Date.

rs. rs.

4th U. S. 2 19 3 114 -- 9 June 15,

Colored Troops 1864.

5th U. S. 1 3 1 19 -- 1 Do.

Colored Troops

6th U. S. -- 5 3 47 -- 2 Do.

Colored Troops

22nd U. S. 1 12 5 125 -- 5 Do.

Colored Troops

4th U. S. -- --- 1 1 -- --- June 16,

Colored Troops 1864.

4th U. S. -- 1 --- 11 -- --- June 18,

Colored Troops 1864.

5th U. S. -- 1 1 22 -- --- Do.

Colored Troops

Total. 4 42 14 339 -- 17

Total of killed, wounded, and missing is 416.

It will be seen that the loss on the 15th was very severe, being in the aggregate 378; but, while deeply deploring the loss of so many valued officers and brave men, the colonel commanding finds abundant occasion for rejoicing over the important successes of the day and the splendid behavior of the troops. The troops were all untried in battle, and by many it was still a problem whether the negro would fight. The events of the day justify the most sanguine expectations for the future. Skirmishers pushed forward with boldness; lines advanced firmly; hours of inaction under heavy fire were endured with fortitude; assaults were made with gallantry, and wounds endured heroically.

The brigade captured during the day six pieces of artillery, the work and line of rifle-pits at Baylor's farm, and five of the strongly fortified works on the principal line of defenses around Petersburg.

Appended are the corresponding reports of the several regimental commanders of the brigade.*

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


Colonel, Commanding.


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


Report of Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Morgan, Assistant Inspector-General, U. S. Army, chief of staff, Second Army Corps, of operations June 15-16.


June 25, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following statement of occurrences preceding and attending the march of this corps to Petersburg, June 14 and 15:

About 11 o'clock on the night of the 14th a telegraphic message was received from Major-General Meade, stating that 60,000 rations had been ordered from City Point; that as soon as they were issued the corps would take the nearest and most direct route to Petersburg, taking position with its left on the City Point Railroad, where the road from Windmill Point crosses, and extending along Harrison's Creek toward its mouth. On the receipt of this order I sent the chief commissary, Colonel Smith, to the south bank of the river to make all


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