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HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 277
works, protecting our left flank. We remained here until the evening of the 27th.
    July 28, we marched farther to the right and took a position in the breast-works on the left of the Ninth Corps.
    July 29, we had 2 men wounded, (one has died) from the enemy's shells.
    A fort was blown up on July 30, in front of the Ninth Corps, and we kept up a continuous fire all day on the enemy. The casualties were : Killed, 1 : and wounded, 1 (Captain J. H. Harmony).
O. B. KNOWLES,
Major 21st Penna. Cav. Commanding.

    The 21st Pennsylvania cavalry Re-mounted. Gen. Meade to Gen. Warren.
October 5, 1864. 9:30 p.m.
    * * directs that you order the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, serving in your camp as infantry, to proceed tomorrow to the Dismounted Camp for the Cavalry near City Point for the purpose of being mounted.

    General Gregg to General Meade :
Second Division, Cavalry Corps : Oct. 16, 1864.
    * * The 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry is mounted and will join this division today.

    Maj. Richard Ryckman, Commanding :
Headquarters 21st Penna. Cavalry, March 8, 1865.
    Captain : I have the honor to report that I sent out a party of thirty men in charge of Captain McCall, on the McCann road as far as Lee's Mill. They started at 8 and returned at 11 : 30 a. m. yesterday, the 7th but discovered nothing of importance.
    I also sent thirty-five men in charge of Lieutenant Bucher, of Company B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, this morning on the Wells road. They proceeded as far as Disputanta Station, but saw none nor heard of any enemy, all was quiet on my line last night.
    I have the honor to be,
Your obedient servant,
R. RYCKMAN,
    Maj. 21st Pa. Cav. Com'dg. Picket, 2d Brig., 2d Div. Cav. Corps.

    Itinerary of 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (Co F) :
    Feb. 5-7, 1865. Regiment participated in a move on the left at Hatcher's Run.
    Feb. 8. Returned to camp ; casualties, 2 men wounded.
    Feb. 25. Regiment was transferred from Third Brigade to


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