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384 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
alry, and by orders from Gen. Griffin we returned and reoccupied the works we had left on the previous day.
    Among the officers who particularly distinguished themselves in this engagement, I am happy to present the names of * * * and Maj. Edwin A. Glenn, of the 198th Pennsylvania, both of whom displayed great coolness on the field and ability in the management of their troops. Indeed, the conduct of all the field officers was unexceptionably good, as also of the line. * * *
H. G. SICKEL, Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

    Special honors to Sergeant G. W. Gooderham, Co. D, 110th Pennsylvania Volunteers:
3rd Division, 2d Army Corps,
February 15, 1864
    * * * In compliance with the circular of the 10th instant from headquarters, Army of the Potomac, I have the honor to submit the report of men in this command who distinguished themselves for gallantry and good conduct in the actions of the 5th, 6th, and 7th of February:
    Sergeant Michael Fether, Company H, 110th Pennsylvania; Sergeant G. W. Gooderham, Company D, 110th Pennsylvania volunteers they being the first to place the colors on the rebel works in the charge at Hatcher's Run, February 5th * * *
R. TROBRIAND, Brig.-Gen. Comdg.

FORT STEADMAN.

    In order to join Gen. Johnston's army south of Danville, Gen. Lee had determined to evacuate Petersburg at the first moment the roads and weather would permit the moving of so large an army. In accordance with this plan Gen. Gordon on March 25th made a sudden attack on Fort Steadman at the almost extreme right of Grant's lines, or on the east side of Petersburg. Making the assault at four o'clock in the morning when the darkness rendered it impossible to distinguish friend from foe, Gordon captured the fort with about 450 yards of the main line of intrenchments and 550 prisoners, and turned the captured guns on the Union forces.. Gen. Parke ordered Gen. Willcox to recapture the works, with Gen. John F. Hartranft (Capt. Hugh Jones) to support him. Captain Jones's company had been recruited at Ebensburg.
    At 7:30 a. m. Gen. Parke had recovered a part of the line, and fifteen minutes later Gen. Hartranft (Capt. Hugh Jones) commenced the assault which soon resulted in the recapture of Fort Steadman, with 1, 949 prisoners and nine stand of colors.
    First Lieut. Hugh Jones was in command of Company C, Capt. Samuel W. Davis being absent on furlough.


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