Cedar Creek After Action Report, Commander, 87th Pennsylvania (1st Brigade, 3d Division, 6th Corps) (OR, 43, 242).
Report of Capt. John A. Salsbury, Tenth Vermont Infantry, commanding Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, of operations October 19.
HDQRS. BATTN. EIGHTY-SEVENTH PENNSYLVANIA VOLS.,
November 1, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of battalion Eigbty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers in the action near Cedar Creek, Va., October 19,1864:
Took command of the battalion about 11 a. m. October 19,1864, its commander being killed early in the morning. Formed about a mile in rear of Middletown on the front line of battle of First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, about 12 m. Advanced about 3.30 p. m., driving the enemy, and in the last charge on the enemy Corpl. Daniel P. Reigle, of my command, captured a battle-flag from the enemy's color bearer near Middletown, Va. Continued to advance until reaching the works of General Crook's command, when, about 7 p. m., we were ordered back to our old camp.
Very respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,
JOHN A. SALS BURY,
Capt., Tenth Vermont, Comdg. Battln. 87th Pennsylvania Vols.
Capt. CHARLES H. LEONARD,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., First Brig., Third Div., Sixth Army Corps.