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fantry, including the consolidation with the 110th P.V., were in the following battles: Malvern Hill (2nd), Bristoe Station, Groveton, Bull Run (2nd), Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Ann, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg.
    Capt. John B. Fite in command of the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Col. Fite to Gen. Trobriand, as to an engagement near Fort Stedman on Saturday, March 25, 1865:

110th Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Vols.,
March 27, 1865.
    * * * the part which this regiment took in the engagement on the left of the brigade on March 25th, 1865:
    We charged the enemy about 2:30 p.m., driving him from his picket line, capturing thirty prisoners. The distance charged was about 350 yards. We held our position and commenced turning the captured pits to convert them to our own use, when, about sunset, the enemy came in upon our left flank with an overwhelming force. The troops on the left commenced to waver, and finally broke, leaving our left flank unprotected. We contested the ground as stubbornly as the same number of men could, when it became obvious that we had but two alternativesóto fall back, or to be captured in the pits. After having fallen back about 150 yards from the enemy's pits, reformed and rallied again; but finding our force insufficient to regain the pits previously lost, we retired about 150 yards from the enemy's pits, reformed our line on the left of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, commenced putting up temporary works, where we remained until relieved about 12:30 a.m., March 26, 1865. Our entire loss is, 3 killed, 8 wounded, and 10 missing. * * *
J. B. Fite,
Captain, Commanding Regiment.
    Distinguished honors for the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteers:
March 7, 1865.
    * * * It is ordered that there shall be inscribed upon the colors or guidons of the following regiments and batteries serving in this army the names of the battles in which they have borne a meritorious part, and as hereinafter specified, viz.:
    110th Pennsylvania VolunteersóWinchester, Front Royal, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy, and Cold Harbor (Company D transferred to 110th, June 23, 1864 then) Petersburg, Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Poplar Spring Church and Boydton Road. * * *
By command of Maj. Gen. Meade.

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