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History of Cambria County, V.2

same letter company in the 110th, were classed as veterans, and entered the new term for service during the war. The roster will show who the forty-six veterans were. Capt. Fite, although promoted to lieutenant-colonel of the 110th, was never mustered in as such.
  The 110th Pennsylvania Commended:
Second Army Corps,
July 31, 1864.
    The Major General commanding (Gen. Hancock) desires to express to the troops his gratification with their conduct during the late movements across the James River. * * * The following organizations seem to merit particular mention, * * * and the skirmish line of General De Trobriand's brigade. General Mott's division, particularly the 99th and 110th Pennsylvania Volunteers, for good conduct and bravery in their severe action on the night of the battery * * * on the 28th (July).

    Itinerary of Company D, 110th Pennsylvania, under Gen. P. Regis de Trobriand, First Brigade, Third Division. Second Army Corps:
    1864, June. Nothing of interest occurred up to July 26, 1864. when the brigade broke camp and marched toward the James River, crossing the Appomattox about 11 a.m.
    July 27, Wednesday. Arrived at the James River near Deep Bottom, Va., at daylight. We immediately crossed the James River and attacked the enemy; had a brisk skirmish, in which the brigade lost 4 officers and 44 men.
    July 28, Thursday. Recrossed the James at night and marched until daylight.
    July 29, Friday. At dark we relieved Gen. Turner's Division, of the 18th Corps, in the trenches.
    July 30, Saturday. We were relieved at night, and returned to our present camp.

    Casualties in the 110th Pennsylvania, Co. D. Capt. John B. Fite's Company, at Deep Bottom, or Darbytown, Strawberry Plains and New Market Road, Va. July 27-29, 1864: 110th Pennsylvania, 7 men killed; 3 officers and 21 men wounded - total 31. Total in brigade, 51.
    Casualties at Deep Bottom. August 13-20, 1864: 110th Pennsylvania, 2 men killed and 4 wounded. In the brigade, 7 killed and 30 wounded.
    Casualties at Poplar Spring Church, Va. (or Wyatt's), Peebles' and Pegrams' Farms, Chappall House and Vaughan

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