Excerpt from The War of the Rebellion, Vol. 46: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies; In Three Parts; Part I, Reports; Section 2
This battalion moved from camp near l'etersburg at 8 a. M. March 29, 1865, crossing Hatcher's Run. After the d... ivision was in position and the advance commenced, this battalion was sent out onto the skir mish line. March 30, at about noon the enemy's pickets were met and driven across the Boydton plank road. Here the battalion was relieved from the skirmish line and rejoined the brigade. March 31, at 4 a. In. The battalion, with the rest of the brigade, moved still farther to the left, resting behind breast-works on the plank road about two hours, then moved in line of battle toward the enemy's works, but soon the brigade made a left wheel, bringin g the line perpendicular to the enemy's works. In this position we moved forward, capturing many prisoners and losing some killed and wounded. Among the wounded were Capt. John B. Geddis. Commanding battalion, and Lieutenants Hopper and Paseo; but one private killed. At night breast-works were built in front of where we rested in the morning.
April 1, moved back to the works where the morning before we rested, and built breast-works nearly perpendicular to those. There we re mained until nearly sundown, when we were moved again to the works in front. Soon after we were marching to the left, and continued the march until 4 m. Of the 2d instant, halting near Dinwiddie Court House. At 7 a. M. We were moved to the right again about three miles, halted, formed a line, and rested. Soon the order forward, double quick, was given, and the troops crossed the enemy's main line of works at 10 a. In. About noon we found the enemy intrenched. We charged his works twice and were repulsed; the third, however, we succeeded in driving him and capturing many prisoners. The troops then moved on about a mile and went into camp for the night. April 3, this bat talion, with the rest of the brigade, marched to the vicinity of Lemon Grove Church and encamped for the night. April 4, this battalion, with the remainder of the brigade, repaired roads to enable the wagon trains to pass.
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