Captain R.W. Burt's Late War Diary

May 1865

May 1st: Marched 25 miles and crossed the Tar River.

May 2nd: Marched 24 miles.

May 3rd: Marched 25 miles, crossing the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad and camped at Robinson's Ferry on the Roanoke River.

May 4th: Crossed the Roanoke on pontoons and marched 12 miles.

May 5th: Crossed the Meherrin River and marched 27 miles. Pretty country. It looks more like the North or "God's Country" as the boys say.

May 6th: Marched 19 miles.

May 7th: Marched to Petersburg 18 miles. Went via Reams Station and camped in sight of the city.

May 8th: All quiet in camp today.

May 9th: Marched in review before Genl. Howard through Petersburg.Marched 14 miles and camped nearly opposite the Dutch Gap Canal near the James River.

May 10th: Marched at 7 AM and at about 10 AM camped near Manchester.

May 11th: In camp. Heavy thunderstorm and four soldiers killed by lightning near Logan's headquarters.

May 12th: The 17th Corps marched through Richmond. We are still in camp.

The Regiment marched from Richmond to Washington, took part in the Grand Review, thence to Louisville, Kentucky and was discharged on July 24, 1865. The 76th had partici- pated in 47 battles and marched 9625 miles. On the field and in hospitals 351 men had died. In battle 241 were wounded. It had a total of over 1500 men sworn into its organization, but mustered out only about 400 men at the end of the war.

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