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Col Edgar M. Gregory's Official Report

Report of April 4, 1863

E. M. Gregory

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HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,
April 4, 1863.

Capt. CARSWELL McCLELLAN,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor herewith to transmit to the general commanding division the statements of Colonel O'Brien, One hundred and thirty-fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Major Anthony, One hundred and twenty-ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and my own, relative to the inquiries of this date.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. M. GREGORY,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.


[Inclosure No. 1.]

HDQRS. 134th REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
April 4, 1863.

Col. E. M. GREGORY,
Commanding First Brigade.

COLONEL: In compliance with your request, I have the honor to report as follows: The One hundred and thirty-fourth Regiment went into position on the left of the road between 9 and 9.30 a. m. with 650 men. On moving about an hour afterward to the position formerly occupied by Morell, some 400 yards in advance, my regiment numbered 760 officers and men.

Yours, respectfully,

ED. O'BRIEN,
Colonel, Commanding.


[Inclosure No. 2.]

HDQRS. 129th REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,
April 4, 1863.

Col. E. M. GREGORY,
Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers

SIR: I have the honor to report that on the morning of the 18th of September, 1862, the One hundred and twenty-ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers had in line 758 men when we formed line to the left of the road before we were formed for the support of the batteries on the hill (previously supported by General Morell) between the hours of 9 and 10 a. m. on the morning of the 18th of September, 1862. When we moved forward to the support of said batteries we had at least the above-mentioned number of men in line.

Respectfully, yours,

JOS. ANTHONY,
Major, Commanding 129th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.


[Inclosure No. 3.]

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,
April 4, 1863.

Brig. Gen. A. A. HUMPHREYS

GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following statement in reply to your inquiries: The loss of our regimental books at Snicker's Gap, wherein we noticed all movements, prevents me from making it strictly correct but from my own recollection and that of my officers I would state that we arrived into position on the left of the road at Antietam about 9 a. m. on the 18th of September, 1862; we numbered about 500 men on our arrival. The number present was the same when about an hour afterward we moved into the position formerly occupied by Morell's division on the right of the road under the hill. I am positive that we arrived in position with our entire command, less nine men, for it was a subject of remark at the time, when the result of the roll-call was announced.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. M. GREGORY,
Colonel, Commanding.

Source: OR1





Notes

1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 51/Part1 (Ser #107), pp. 159-161  [AotW citation 149]

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