NP: August 14, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): The Fearful Explosion at City Point, August 9, 1864

September 30, 2018 August 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. One Hundred and Seventieth Regiment, N. […]

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CLARK NC: 37th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg

September 28, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 37th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg Editor’s Note: The following excerpt comes from Walter Clark’s five volume Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, published in 1901.  The reference work provides mini regimental histories written mostly by men representing each unit, with gaps filled […]

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LT: July 29, 1864 Henry F. Young (7th Wisconsin)

September 26, 2018 Young Henry F.

SOPO Editor’s Note: Captain Henry F. Young of the 7th Wisconsin wrote twenty letters while at the Siege of Petersburg from June to December 1864. Researcher Roy Gustrowsky transcribed this letter from the original at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is currently in the process of writing a regimental history of the […]

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MAP: Barlow’s Division (and Union Second Corps) at Jerusalem Plank Road, June 22, 1864 (John Horn)

September 24, 2018 The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road

1 Source: This map is in the private collection of author John Horn and appears here via his express written consent.  This map may not be reproduced without said consent.  All rights reserved.  John writes of this map: “This is a map that really depicts the entire Union Second Corps June 22, 1864.  It is […]

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NP: August 7, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): The 170th New York at First Deep Bottom, July 1864

September 23, 2018 August 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. One Hundred and Seventieth Regiment, N. […]

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CLARK NC: 35th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg

September 21, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 35th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg Editor’s Note: The following excerpt comes from Walter Clark’s five volume Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, published in 1901.  The reference work provides mini regimental histories written mostly by men representing each unit, with gaps filled […]

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LT: July 26, 1864 Henry F. Young (7th Wisconsin)

September 19, 2018 Young Henry F.

SOPO Editor’s Note: Captain Henry F. Young of the 7th Wisconsin wrote twenty letters while at the Siege of Petersburg from June to December 1864. Researcher Roy Gustrowsky transcribed this letter from the original at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is currently in the process of writing a regimental history of the […]

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Book Review: Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia edited by Caroline E. Janney

September 17, 2018 Civil War Books

Editor’s Note: This review appeared previously at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog. Janney, Caroline E. (ed) Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia. (University of North Carolina Press: April 2018). 320 pages, 13 illustrations, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index.  ISBN: 978-1-4696-4076-1. $35.00 (Cloth) Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War […]

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NP: August 7, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): The 146th New York, Black Troops, Back Pay, and 500,000 More at Petersburg, August 1864

September 16, 2018 August 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. One Hundred and Forty-sixth Regiment, N[ew]. […]

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CLARK NC: 34th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg

September 14, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 34th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg Editor’s Note: The following excerpt comes from Walter Clark’s five volume Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, published in 1901.  The reference work provides mini regimental histories written mostly by men representing each unit, with gaps filled […]

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