NP: July 9, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 59th MA at Second Petersburg, June 17, 1864

October 14, 2016 July 1864

WAR CORRESPONDENCE. LETTER FROM THE 59TH MASS. REG’T. CAMP NEAR PETERSBURG, June 28th, 186[4]. MR. EDITOR:—We are lying within two miles of Petersburg, and our pickets keep up a heavy firing all the time. Even now, as I write, the balls are whistling overhead, but we get so used to it that we are really […]

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DI: September 1864 John D. Vautier (88th PA) Diary Entries

October 12, 2016 Vautier John D.

SOPO Editor’s Note: The John D. Vautier (88th Pennsylvania) Diary from June-September 1864 is presented here with the express written permission of Todd Leiss, who runs an excellent site on the 88th Pennsylvania: Descendants of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Todd was given permission by John Vautier descendants Bob Weaver and Phyllis Weaver Bickley […]

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DI: August 1864 John D. Vautier (88th PA) Diary Entries

October 10, 2016 Vautier John D.

SOPO Editor’s Note: The John D. Vautier (88th Pennsylvania) Diary from June-September 1864 is presented here with the express written permission of Todd Leiss, who runs an excellent site on the 88th Pennsylvania: Descendants of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Todd was given permission by John Vautier descendants Bob Weaver and Phyllis Weaver Bickley […]

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20th Annual Civil War Symposium at Pamplin Park, Oct. 14-16, 2016

October 8, 2016 News and Notes

Pamplin Park near Petersburg will be the site of the 20th Annual Civil War Symposium on the weekend of October 14-16, 2016.  Check out this list from the site’s events page.  Speakers include Dennis Rasbach, author of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign. Also note Wil Greene’s tour of Civil War Petersburg and the Crater […]

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DI: July 1864 John D. Vautier (88th PA) Diary Entries

October 7, 2016 Vautier John D.

SOPO Editor’s Note: The John D. Vautier (88th Pennsylvania) Diary from June-September 1864 is presented here with the express written permission of Todd Leiss, who runs an excellent site on the 88th Pennsylvania: Descendants of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Todd was given permission by John Vautier descendants Bob Weaver and Phyllis Weaver Bickley […]

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DI: June 1864 John D. Vautier (88th PA) Diary Entries

October 5, 2016 Vautier John D.

SOPO Editor’s Note: The John D. Vautier (88th Pennsylvania) Diary from June-September 1864 is presented here with the express written permission of Todd Leiss, who runs an excellent site on the 88th Pennsylvania: Descendants of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Todd was given permission by John Vautier descendants Bob Weaver and Phyllis Weaver Bickley […]

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Where did Chamberlain Attack on June 18, 1864? Artillery Is Key

October 4, 2016 News and Notes

SOPO Editor’s Note: Medical doctor Dennis Rasbach became interested in his ancestor’s unit during the Civil War.  In the course of his research, he realized the 21st Pennsylvania (Dismounted) fought in a brigade from the same division as that of Gettysburg hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.  He figured, naturally enough, that if he read about Chamberlain’s […]

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LT: December 16, 1864 George T. Dudley (50th NY Engineers)

October 3, 2016 Union Engineers (Dan O'Connell)

Editor’s Note: This item is part of a collection of letters from New York engineers written while their units were at the Siege of Petersburg.  Researcher and Engineer enthusiast Dan O’Connell generously donated all of the items in this collection for use at The Siege of Petersburg Online.  These transcriptions are copyrighted by Brett Schulte […]

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Where Did Chamberlain Attack on June 18, 1864?

October 1, 2016 News and Notes

SOPO Editor’s Note: Medical doctor Dennis Rasbach became interested in his ancestor’s unit during the Civil War.  In the course of his research, he realized the 21st Pennsylvania (Dismounted) fought in a brigade from the same division as that of Gettysburg hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.  He figured, naturally enough, that if he read about Chamberlain’s […]

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LT: November 28, 1864 “J. W. A.” (50th NY Engineers)

September 30, 2016 Union Engineers (Dan O'Connell)

Editor’s Note: This item is part of a collection of letters from New York engineers written while their units were at the Siege of Petersburg.  Researcher and Engineer enthusiast Dan O’Connell generously donated all of the items in this collection for use at The Siege of Petersburg Online.  These transcriptions are copyrighted by Brett Schulte […]

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