NP: July 25, 1896 The Evening Star (Washington, DC): Pierce Young and the Beefsteak Raid

September 16, 2014 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. GEN. PIERCE YOUNG’S DARING. —- His Share in Capturing 2,500 Head of Cattle. From the New York Times. Some years ago the general was relating some of his experiences in the war. He had been asked especially to tell of the capture of the corral of […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: September 15, 1864

September 15, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

September 15, 1864 Federal reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie Court-House, and skirmish, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Order the book HERE. Copyright © 1993, […]

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NP: September 15, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, September 14

September 15, 2014 September 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin. THE WAR NEWS. Between eleven and one o’clock yesterday [September 14, 1864] persons in the quiet portions of this city heard a heavy cannonade in the direction of Petersburg.  Our people are so accustomed now to the sound of cannon that the matter attracted little attention.—The […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Hampton’s Beefsteak Raid: September 15, 1864

September 15, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

September 15, 1864: Crossing the Blackwater and Planning the Attack Note: Here is the best map I could find of Hampton’s Beefsteak Raid.  There are surprisingly few of these out there. Brief Summary: After bedding down on the night of September 14, 1864 just west of Rowanty Creek, Hampton’s Confederate troopers got an early start on […]

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NP: October 5, 1902 The State (Columbia, SC): Hampton’s Cattle Raid in 1864

September 15, 2014 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. GEN. WADE HAMPTON’S CATTLE RAID NEAR CITY POINT IN 1864. —– Dr. William B. Conway, Corporal Co. C, Fourth Regiment Va. Cavalry, Athens, in The Atlanta Journal. It is sometimes very difficult for us old Confederates after a lapse of nearly 40 years, when relying upon […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: September 14, 1864

September 14, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

September 14, 1864 Brig. Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell, USA, dies near Petersburg, VA, from injuries suffered September 12, 1864, when he fell off his horse, being promoted to Brig. Gen. the day of his injury. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of […]

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LT: September 14, 1864 Warren H. Freeman (13th/39th Massachusetts)

September 14, 2014 Soldier Studies Collection

Editor’s Note: The Soldier Studies web site (http://www.soldierstudies.org) collects and publishes letters written during the Civil War. Owner/editor Chris Wehner was kind enough to grant me written permission to publish a selection of letters from his site which focus on the Siege of Petersburg.  Look for letters to appear here during the 150th anniversary of the Siege of […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Hampton’s Beefsteak Raid: September 14, 1864

September 14, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

September 14, 1864: Hampton Sets Out to Rustle Some Cattle Note: Here is the best map I could find of Hampton’s Beefsteak Raid.  There are surprisingly few of these out there. Brief Summary: One hundred and fifty years ago today, on September 14, 1864, Wade Hampton set out with approximately 3,500 men of his Cavalry Corps […]

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MAP: The Cattle Raid, September 16, 1864 (Newspaper Map)

September 14, 2014 The Beefsteak Raid

1 Source: Map: The Cattle Raid: Sept. 16, 1864. August 1, 1943 Richmond Times-Dispatch, p. 51, c. 3-6) ↩

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Blue & Gray Magazine, Vol. XXII, No. 3 (2005): The Petersburg Campaign: Beefsteak Raid & Applejack Raid

September 14, 2014 Beefsteak Raid

Blue & Gray Magazine, Vol. XXII, No. 3 (2005): Action in the Petersburg Campaign: The Beefsteak Raid and Applejack Raid by Christopher M. Calkins and Horace Mewborn BTC’s Take: Edward Boykin wrote Beefsteak Raid in 1960, and this exciting but ultimately strategically barren raid has not been covered in detail again until now, with Horace Mewborn’s detailed […]

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