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1865 Report
Appendix C

Official Reports.

IV. REPORT OF COLONEL HORACE W. FLOYD, COMMANDING THIRD REGIMENT VERMONT VOLUNTEERS.

Springfield, Vt., Aug. 30th, 1865.

Sir.--I have the honor to submit the following report. On the third day of April, 1865, we marched from Petersburg, Va., to or near Amelia C. H., Va., where we encamped for the night. On the morning of the fourth the brigade moved out to attack the enemy, but found that they had left during the night. At five o'clock we came up with the enemy at Sailor's Creek, Va., where an engagement ensured, but none of the Vermont brigade were engaged. The enemy was routed at that point, and we encamped near Burkesville Junction for the night. The morning of the fifth we followed the enemy to Farmville, Va. There a slight engagement took place, but only with the cavalry. We crossed the Appomattox and took up position and remained for the night.

On the sixth the brigade was detailed to remain at Farmville, Va., where we remained until the surrender of Lee's army. We then cam back to Burkesville Junction and remained there until the twenty-third, when we left for Manchester, Va., where we arrived on the nineteenth, and remained until the twenty-sixth,when we left for Washington, arriving on the first day of June, and there remained until we were mustered out of service.

Respectfully your ob't, serv't, H. W. FLOYD, Late Col. 3rd Vt. Reg't. To ADJ'T. Gen. Washburn Woodstock, Vt.