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Vol. VIII.
No. 3.
Richmond, Va. March, 1880.



History of Lane's North Carolina Brigade.


By Brigadier-General James H. Lane.


No. 4.


BATTLES AROUND RICHMOND (CONCLUDED)—REPORT OF COLONEL LANE.


Headquarters Twenty-eighth Regiment, 

North Carolina Volunteers, Near Richmond, July 12, 1862.


Brigadier-General L. O'B. BRANCH,
 Commanding Fourth Brigade, Light Division:


General—I have the honor to report that on Wednesday, the 25th of June, I left camp with my regiment, numbering four hundred and eighty, and with the balance of your brigade proceeded up the Telegraph road, crossed the Chickahominy on the morning of the 26th, and advanced towards the Meadow bridge. Two of my companies were ordered to Mrs. Crenshaw's bridge to apprise Lieutenant-Colonel Hoke, with a portion of his regiment which was doing picket duty on the south side of the Chicka-