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Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Iv.) (search)
The whole army made a reconnoisance in force to Hatcher's Run. October 31. Having returned from the Run, the Regiment resumed its position in line near Fort Wadsworth. November 5. Lieutenant-Colonel Tremlett (major of the Thirty-ninth) returned from draft-rendezvous, Boston Harbor, and took command of the Regiment, relieving Nelson. December 1. The state colors, borne by the Regiment since leaving home, were returned to the adjutant-general because they were too worn for use. December 5. The Regiment moved to the rear line, where the Fifth Corps was being massed, and went into camp. December 7. The Corps started on a march on Jerusalem Plank Road, the Thirty-ninth taking the advance of the Infantry. After marching south some eighteen miles, the Nottoway River was crossed at 5 P. M., and after four more miles they halted for the night near Sussex Court House. December 8. The next morning the march was resumed, when they passed through the place last mentioned an