The Battle of Honey Hill, S.C.
Report of Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Haughton
Twenty-Fifth Ohio Infantry
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records
of the Union and Confederate Armies, 128 Vols.,
(Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1882)
Copy provided by Marjorie Kwiatkowski; HTML text prepared by Gary W. Myers
HDQRS. TWENTY-FIFTH REGT. OHIO VET. VOL. INFTY.,
Boyd's Landing, S.C., December 3, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the action of November 30, 1864:
About 9 a.m. we left the White Church, the One hundred and twenty-seventh New York in
advance, taking the road toward Grahamville; had moved but a short distance when the enemy
opened with a battery in front. I formed my regiment on the right and left of the road in line of
battle, to support the advance of the One hundred and twenty-seventh New York. Moved forward
until the advance was checked and the long grass in front [fired] by the enemy. My regiment then
moved forward--the right wing farther to the right and the left wing farther to the left to avoid the
burning grass---and met a division of the enemy on our right; the rebels soon fell back. I then
moved to the road and advanced by the flank until their batteries opened from a second position; I
then formed the right of a second line on the right of the road. Moved steadily forward by the
right of companies until the first line---composed of the Thirty-second U.S. Colored Troops and a
part or all of the One hundred and forty-fourth New York--was fired upon with musketry. This
caused the first line to waver, and the Thirty-second fell back in considerable confusion. I
immediately formed line of battle,
I hereby append a list of the casualties in my regiment during the whole action, all of which, with one exception, occurred in making the charge and in our advanced position; those marked wounded and missing are known to have been wounded.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Regiment.
Capt. W. C. MANNING,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade.
NOTE.--The list of casualties was long and cannot be replaced by reason of loss of company books.
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