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1864 Report

Appendix C

Report of Col. James M. Warner, Eleventh Regiment

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARTILLERY, 11TH Vt. VOLS.
August 27th, 1864

Peter T. Washburn,
Adjutant and Inspector General, State of Vermont

General:-- I have the honor to submit the following report of an engagement in which this Regiment participated on the 21st instant:

About 9 A. M. the picket on our front and flank having been driven in, the 2d Division of the Corps was promptly thrown out, and in a few minutes, had driven the enemy a mile, and completely re-established the line. Almost the entire Regiment were on the skirmish line throughout the day, and were subjected to a hot fire from 9 A. M. until dark.

I regret to announce the loss of Lt. Col. G. E. Chamberlin, who was mortally wounded early in the day, while gallantly leading his Battalion. Col. Chamberlin received a musket ball through the abdomen, and survived but a few hours.

I have already furnished a complete list of casualties, but omitted to mention the loss of a color Sergeant to each Battalion.

I am, General, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
J. M. WARNER,
Col. 11th Vt. Vols. Commanding