OR 87:778

HDQRS. TWENTY-NINTH REGIMENT CONNECTICUT VOLS.,
Near Chaffin's, Va., October 10, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the part taken by this regiment in the operations of September 29 and 30, 1864.

At sunrise on the 29th the regiment marched out of the lines at Deep Bottom and moved toward the New Market road. After one or two halts, on or near that road, we were temporarily detached from the brigade and ordered to the support of Langdon's and another light battery, which were in position on the right of the road beyond Spring (or Signal) Hill. Being relieved from this duty we rejoined the brigade, moving for the purpose through the woods to the Mill road, just below its intersection with the New Market road. Here the regiment was held in reserve during the assault upon the enemy's works near that point. About sunset we retired to the captured lines near or on the Chaffin farm, where we still remain. During the night of the 29th and 30th this regiment supplied the brigade picket. On the 30th the regiment was moved to the left to resist an assault which the enemy made upon that part of the line, since which we have been engaged in improving and strengthening the works now occupied.

A full list of casualties has been heretofore transmitted.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY C. WARD,
Lieut. Col. Twenty-ninth Connecticut Vols., Comdg. Regiment.

Capt. M. BAILEY,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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