Editor’s Note: For those of you who do not know, The Siege of Petersburg Online has an Online Store which currently features Confederate Inspection Reports and Union Ordnance Returns during the Siege of Petersburg. I purchase microfilm from the National Archives and make transcriptions of this expensive to buy research available at a very reasonable price. Proceeds go directly towards the purchase of more microfilm rolls focusing on the Siege of Petersburg.
A transcription of Confederate Inspection report 15-P-17: Davis’ Brigade on August 16, 1864 (NARA Microfilm M935, Roll 10) is now available to purchase in the BTC Store for the low price of $1.99. The roll which this report is contained in costs $125 by comparison. If you are interested in Davis’ Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, especially its role in the Siege of Petersburg, you will want this research material.
This downloadable Excel (.xlsx) file contains a transcription of the Confederate Inspection report for Davis’ Brigade on August 16, 1864. Information includes:
- Brigade and regimental commanders
- Regimental unit strengths as well as men absent for various reasons
- Weapons used by the unit on the inspection date
- The condition of the unit on the inspection date
- 1st Confederate Battalion
- 2nd MS
- 11th MS
- 26th MS
- 42nd MS
- 55th NC
This information is useful for wargamers, unit researchers, and students of the Siege of Petersburg. This transcription is copyrighted by Brett Schulte and may not be distributed or reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the transcriber.
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