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Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 19: the capture of Petersburg by 6th Corps (search)
Chapter 19: the capture of Petersburg by 6th Corps The Brigade sent to 19th Corps skirmishes into Petersburg the pursuit of Lee battle of Sailor's Creek Colonel Cronkite wounded The 31st of March was spent by the 121st on the skirmish line, and on its return to camp, orders were received to hold itself in readinon of their wagon train and many prisoners, and that we were close to Lee's infantry. As we came out of the woods into the open field that stretched down to Sailor's Creek, we could see the troops in our front, the 3d Division, deploying in line of battle to the right of the road and moving forward. Beyond on the opposite hillsof the brigade, which was defeated by the second charge of the 121st. Longstreet's account of the battle verifies this statement. He says: Anderson crossed Sailor's Creek, closely followed by Ewell. As Anderson marched he found Merritt's cavalry square across his route. Humphreys, who was close upon Ewell, waited for the arri
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 20: Appomattox and after (search)
sville and Danville Receives recruits and officers mustered to full ranks Returns to Washington and 121st is mustered out at Halls Hill, Va The battle of Sailor's Creek to the 6th Corps was of special interest, for it settled by the capture of General Ewell and the remnants of his corps a long succession of bitter conflicts bpril 13th past Rice's Station on the South Side railroad to Burksville. It was at Rice's Station that the battle was being fought at the time of our fight at Sailor's Creek, and being won by our forces, and which cut off any possible escape of the Confederates in that direction, after the surrender of Ewell. Colonel Beckwith g streets. Beckwith says, On Monday, July 1st, we marched up Broadway, having with us the stands of Rebel colors we had captured at Rappahannock Station and Sailor's Creek. We received a great ovation. Arrangements had been made and permission obtained from Washington for the regiment to go to Little Falls to participate in
Charleston2147 Opequon (Winchester´╝ë411419 Fisher's Hill55 Cedar Creek1142323557 Newtown11 Hatcher's Run134 Fort Fisher134 Petersburg (Capture)112426 Sailor's Creek2611221 Totals1522054520530734 Adding the mortally wounded to the killed in action, the total fatalities amount to 20 officers and 265 enlisted men or 28fighting at Salem Church, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania on May 10, Opequan, Cedar Creek, the successful assault on Petersburg and the final battle with Lee at Sailor's Creek, suffering losses in eighteen different engagements, counted by superior officers the equal of any regular regiment, its surviving members are not willing to ort Stevens D. C., Summit Point, Winchester (Opequon), Fisher's Hill, New Market, Cedar Creek, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg (Fort Fisher), Petersburg (Assault), Sailor's Creek, Appomattox C. H. At the Dedicatory Exercises held on October 10, 1889, music was furnished by the Gettysburg band, prayer was offered and the benediction