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History of Cambria County, V.2

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 227
    The 21st Cavalry, Capt. Ryckman, and 198th Pennsylvania, Capt. Powell Stackhouse, also received similar honors.

The Last Seven Days of the War.

    Sunday, April 2. The enemy evacuated their works in our front at 9 o'clock. Received news from the Second Division that they had carried the redoubt near the Crow house, taking 280 prisoners and 3 guns.
    Miles' division returns from Sheridan, strikes the enemy on Claiborne road and follows them, and at 3 o'clock attacks their position near Sutherland's Station; drives them out, taking 2 guns, 400 prisoners, and 1 battle flag.
    Second (Smith's) and Third (Mott's, Co. D, 110th P.V.) follow the Boydton plank road, crossing Hatcher's Run, and take position within one mile and a half of Petersburg.
    Gen. Humphreys takes the Second Division and moves down the Cox road to relieve Miles, who reported the enemy too strong. Upon the arrival of the Second Division Miles is found all right.
    Monday, April 3. Corps again together, and moves on River and Namozine roads to Namozine Church.
    Tuesday, April 4. Marched down Namozine road and encamped near Deep Creek.
    Wednesday, April 5. Left camp at 1:30 a.m. with slow progress on account of the cavalry occupying the road. Issued rations and resumed the march, passing through Dennisville, and reached the Richmond and Danville railroad at Jetersville Station. Halted in line of battle with two divisions, First and Second, on left of Fifth Corps, with Third (Co. D. 110th P.V.) on the right, which was after relieved by Sixth Corps, and was placed on the left of the corps.
    Thursday, April 6. Moved at 6:30 a.m. in direction of Amelia Court House, in three columns, with deploying distance—Second Division on right, First in center, Third (Co. D. 110th P.V.) on the left. At 9 o'clock discovered the enemy moving past Amelia Sulphur Springs. At 9:30 o'clock Mott's Division (Co. D 110th P.V.) moved down the Jetersville and Deatonsville road; cross Flat Creek and skirmished with their rear guard. At Deatonsville they made a stand; we charged and drove them at 2 p.m. At 4:40 o'clock connected with 6th Corps and moved down the Farmville road to Sailor's Creek, where the enemy made a stand; drove them, taking 250 wagons, 75 ambulances, several battle flags, and between 600 and 700 prisoners. The enemy's route was strewn with wagons, camp and garrison equipage. Gen. Mott, commander of Third Division, wounded (Co. D, 110th P.V.). Gen. Barlow reported early in the morning and was assigned to the command of the Second Division.


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