colonel St. Calir A. Mulholland's
richmond, va. report
116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
LIEUTENANT: In compliance with instructions from brigade headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my regiment during the recent operations of February 5, 6, and 7:
My regiment left camp on Sunday, the 5th instant, and with the rest of our brigade, under command of Brevet Brigadier-General Ramsey, moved to a point about one mile and a half to the left of our present position. Here we relieved a portion of the Third Division, who were constructing a> breast-works. I at once, in obedience to orders from brigade headquarters, threw out a few pickets, and also employed a part of my command in strengthening the earth-works in our front.
During the afternoon heavy musketry firing was heard on our left, and several pieces of the enemy's artillery opened fire (with shell) in our front. As my command was sheltered by breast.works, it did not suffer any therefrom.
We remained in the same position until Thursday morning, 8th instant, and then moved back to our present camp.
No casualties occurred during
the movement in my command.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ST. CLAIR A. MULHOLLAND,
Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
Lieut. J. F. CRAIN,
Adjutant-General, Fourth Brigade.
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