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The Battle of Proctor's Creek, May 1864 - a report from Russian Army colonel Gorlov

Discussion in 'The Eastern Theater' started by iwanniegrozny, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. iwanniegrozny

    iwanniegrozny Cadet

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    Does anybody know which Massachusetts infantry regiment (if any) was brigaded together with the 7th Connecticut infantry during the Battle of Proctor's Creek (may 1864)?

    I have come across a report from col. Alexander Gorlov - a member of the Main Artillery Directorate of the Russian ministry of war and chief of the Russian Army military mission to US in 1860s. The mission' task was to examine modern US "rapid fire" rifles and to choose the best weapon for the Russian army (the result was adoption of Berdan no 1 and Berdan no 2 patterns).

    The report says that during the 2nd battle of Drewry's Bluff, "a Union brigade composed of 7th Connecticut and 4th (?) Massachusets, both armed with Spencer rifles, was able to stop three enemy brigades.."

    Is that correct? I found no such Massachusets regiment at http://civil-war-battles.findthedata.com/l/298/Battle-of-Proctor-s-Creek
     
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  3. Frederick14Va

    Frederick14Va First Sergeant

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    The 7th Conn was brigaded together with the 6th Conn, 3rd NH, and 7th NH... these comprised the 2nd Brigade, First Division of the 10th Army Corp in the Army of the James... There was a 24th Mass that was over in the 3rd Brigade of same.
     
  4. iwanniegrozny

    iwanniegrozny Cadet

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    Dear Sir! Thank you very much for your help!
     

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