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115th New York Infantry - Skirmish at Darbytown Road, VA

Item DOC-7766
December 10, 1864 DeGraff & Slingerland
Price: $165.00


Original Civil War document detailing loss from the 115th New York Infantry due to a skirmish at Darbytown Road, VA. Document written in period ink.

Camp of Ambulance Corps
Defense of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia

December 10th 1864

I certify on honor that during the present campaign in /virginia, the following Ordnance and Ordnance Stores were lost under the following circumstances during the 4th quarter of 1864.

On the 26th day of October 1864, the Regiment to which my Company D belongs was ordered to deploy as skirmishers near the Darbytown Road, Virginia and advance on the enemy. At 4 o’clock p.m., we were ordered to charge the enemy’s works as a skirmish line which we did and were repulsed during the operations. My Company lost one Corporal and two Privates severely wounded and the arms and accoutrements carried by the men were unavoidably lost. The following is a list:

Three (3) Enfield Rifle Muskets
Three (3) Bayonet Scabbards
Three (3) Cap Pouches
Three (3) Cartridge Boxes
Three (3) Cartridge Boxes Plates
Three (3) Cartridge Boxes Belts
Three (3) Cartridge Boxes Belt Plates

Nicholas DeGraff
Lieutenant, 115th New York Volunteer Infantry

The undersigned being duly sworn deposes and says that he is cognizant of the above facts as above set forth and that they are true and correct to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sergeant Elbert Slingerland
Company D, 115th New York Volunteers

Sworn to and subscribed before me. In the field, Virginia, this 25th day of January 1865.

Joseph L. Iredell
Captain, 2nd Pennsylvania Artillery
A.A.A. General
Provisional Brigade