NP: July 28, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, July 27

July 24, 2020 July 1864

THE WAR NEWS. General Early’s victory in the Valley has had its effect upon Grant.  It has convinced him of the importance of doing something ‘upon this line’ at once, instead of idling away the summer, now more than half gone, shelling the little town of Petersburg.  His first step has been to increase his […]

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1st VT Cav: A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson

July 23, 2020 Vermont Regimental Histories

Unit: 1st Vermont Cavalry Unit Affiliation: (2), 3, Cavalry Title: A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson Author: Elliott W. Hoffman (editor) SOPO’s Take: Books published by Schroeder Publications tend to be VERY detailed and VERY good.  A Vermont Cavalryman in Love: The Civil […]

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NP: June 25, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: A Union Field Hospital at the Siege of Petersburg, Late June 1864

July 22, 2020 June 1864

OUR WOUNDED IN THE FIELD. Admirable Arrangements of the Medical Department. A medical officer in the Ninth Army Corps [IX/AotP], writing to a friend in this city, adverts to certain statements that had found their way into some of our papers, which appeared to accuse the Surgeons of the Army of the Army of the […]

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NP: June 17, 1864 Petersburg Daily Express: Error of the Richmond Press, June 15-16, 1864

July 21, 2020 June 1864

ERROR OF THE RICHMOND PRESS. The Richmond papers of yesterday morning [June 16, 1864], speak of the fighting near this city on Wednesday [June 15, 1864] as a very trifling affair.1 This is a very erroneous idea and does great injustice to our brave soldiers who bore the heat and burden of the day, and […]

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NP: August 19, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 21st PA Cav and the Crater, Part 2

July 20, 2020 August 1864

Soldier’s Letter The following is an extract from a letter written by John H. Allison, of Co. I, 21st Reg[imen]t. P[ennsylvani]a. Cavalry, to his Sister. NEAR PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA, August 4th, 1864. DEAR SISTER:— * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Lieutenant [1st Lt. Martin P. Doyle of Co. […]

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NP: July 27, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Telegraphic Reports, July 20-25, 1864

July 17, 2020 July 1864

TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION. __________ FROM GEORGIA. ATLANTA, July 25.—The enemy made an attempt last night [July 24, 1864] to break the lines, but was repulsed by Cheatham after a conflict of one hour. During the day quiet prevailed around the city, the only demonstration being occasional picket firing; but at midday to-day […]

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1st CT Cav: Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers

July 16, 2020 Connecticut Regimental Histories

Unit: 1st Connecticut Cavalry Unit Affiliation: (1), 3, Cavalry Title: Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers Author: Robert B. Angelovich SOPO’s Take: Riding for Uncle Samuel: The Civil War History of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers is an excellent self-published look at the 1st Connecticut Cavalry.  Angelovich […]

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NP: June 25, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: General Grant’s Army, June 22-23, 1864

July 15, 2020 June 1864

GENERAL GRANT’S ARMY. Wilson’s Cavalry Destroying the Track of the Weldon Railroad—The Second and Sixth Corps Moved Toward the Railroad—Lee Attempts to Turn our Right Flank—The Second Corps Meets Hill’s Corps—An Engagement Ensues—The Twelfth New York Artillery Loses Four Guns—Heavy Firing in Front of the Ninth Corps—Return of the Third Excelsior Regiment. HEAD-QUARTERS ARMY OF […]

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NP: June 17, 1864 Petersburg Daily Express: Telegraphic Reports, June 15-16

July 14, 2020 June 1864

TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION. From the Army of Northern Virginia. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA via RICHMOND, June 16 [1864]—Grant’s whereabouts and intentions are still undetermined. A body of his cavalry attacked Gary’s Cavalry, of our army, this morning [June 16, 1864], near Malvern Hill, and were driven back. McIntosh’s brigade of Yankee cavalry […]

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NP: August 19, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 21st PA Cav and the Crater, July 30, 1864

July 13, 2020 August 1864

ARMY CORRESPONDENCE The Repulse at Petersburg-The Negroes Defended-Officers Responsible for the Failure. HEADQUARTERS COM. I, 21st PENN’A. CAVALRY. ARMY POTOMAC, August [4th?], 1864. MR. EDITOR: The anxious friends at home, who so wistfully look for good news from our army, and who eagerly grasp the papers and scan their pages to learn of the weal […]

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