CHAP. LIV.] THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN. 779
Report of Capt. Frederick E. Camp, Twenty-ninth Connecticut Colored
Infantry, of operations October 27-28.
HDQRS. TWENTY-NINTH CONNECTICUT VOLS. (COLORED),
October 29 1864.
SIR: I have the honor to report the part taken by this regiment in
the demonstrations on the enemy's lines on the 27th and 28th instant:
We left camp the 27th, at 5 a. m., and about 7 a. m. the regiment was
deployed as skirmishers near the Kell house. We skirmished through
a thick wood for some distance, driving in a strong line of the enemy's
pickets, and advanced to a position on the edge of the wood near the
enemy's works, which position we held until the morning of the 28th,
when we were relieved by the Seventh U, S. Colored Troops.
I take great pleasure in reporting the universal steadiness and good
behavior of both officers and men, and where all did so well it is
almost impossible to mention any particular case without injustice to
others. First Sergt. Jacob F. Spencer, of Company D, with the assist-
ance of three men whom he called to his aid, captured 3 prisoners be-
longing to the Eleventh South Carolina Regiment. Sergt. James B.
Johnson, who was killed, and Private Thornton, a recruit recently
assigned to Company I, and who lost a leg, are both especially men-
tioned by their captains for their coolness and bravery.
I went into the action with 13 officers and 571 men. The casualties
were 1 captain wounded, 12 men killed, and 68 wounded; none miss-
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. E. CAMP,
Captain, Twenty-ninth Connecticut Volunteers, Commanding.
Lieut. I. H. EVANS,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Reports of Maj. George E. Wagner, Eighth U. S. Colored Troops, of
operations August 14-21, September 28-30, and October 13.
HDQRS. EIGHTH REGIMENT U. S. COLORED TROOPS,
Near Point of Rocks, Va., August 22, 1864.
MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following of the part taken
by the regiment under my command during the recent movement on
the north side of the James River:
On the morning of the 14th instant, pursuant to orders from the gen-
eral commanding, I reported to Colonel Wooster, Twenty-ninth Connecti-
cut, commanding defenses at Deep Bottom, and was ordered to remain
within the intrenchments. About 4 p. m. received an order from Gen-
eral Birney to rejoin our brigade. Did so immediately, and was directed
by Lieutenant-Colonel Haskell, commanding, to form my regiment on
the extreme left of the brigade. A little before sundown the right of
the brigade changed, and moved my regiment by the left flank in sup-
port of them, having a conipany deployed as skirmishers. The posi-
tion I was directed to occupy I held until 11 p. m., when I withdrew,