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captain garrett nowlen's

mine run report

 

HEADQUARTERS 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
December 9, 1863.

 

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to forward the following report of the part taken by my command during the recent operations on the south side of the Rapidan:

 

The battalion left camp near Brandy Station on the morning of the 26th ultimo, crossed the Rapidan at Germanna Ford, and bivouacked for the night about 3 miles from the ford. November 27, advanced with the division, following up the enemy to their fortifications at Mine Run. On the 29th, we marched with the division to the left about 8 miles, where we remained in front of the enemy till the morning of the 30th, when the battalion, together with part of the brigade, were ordered to guard the ammunition train. On the evening of the 1st instant, we marched with the train, acting as guards and flankers, and recrossed the Rapidan at Culpeper Ford, on the morning of the 2d instant, and returned to our former camp near Brandy Station.

 

My command were not under fire and met with no loss.

 

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 

GARRETT NOWLEN,

 

Captain, Comdg. 116th Pennsylvania Volunteers

MILES McDONALD,

Lieutenant, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

 

 

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