150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 17, 1864

October 17, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 17, 1864 Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available.  Even though there is corn in the fields […]

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LT: October 17, 1864 Theodore Lyman

October 17, 2014 Lyman Theodore

October 17, 1864 It is indeed not difficult to get material for a grumble, if one will but look about in this world. You see I can’t be enthusiastic about such a government as Lincoln’s, when I see, under my nose, the petty tyranny and persecution they practise against subordinate officers. Now there is Colonel […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 16, 1864

October 16, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 16, 1864 Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available.  Even though there is corn in the fields […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 15, 1864

October 15, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 15, 1864 No major events at the Siege of Petersburg today. 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, 1994 by […]

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UPR: Report of Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman, C. S. Army, commanding Clingman’s brigade, of operations June 16-18, 1864

October 15, 2014 Unpublished Reports Volume XL

Editor’s Note: Brett Schulte found this official report in the March 18, 1874 edition of Our Living and Our Dead, a New Bern, North Carolina post-war newspaper which focused on collecting war stories. I checked the Official Records (Volume 36, Part 2 and Volume 40, Part 1) and also Broadfoot Publishing’s Supplement to the Official […]

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“New” Thomas Clingman Official Report: Battle of Petersburg: June 16-18, 1864

October 14, 2014 Primary Sources

Every so often in my Siege of Petersburg research I run into something which might be a bit of a “find.”  I recently obtained page images of the 1873-1874 newspaper version of “Our Living and Our Dead,” a New Bern, North Carolina newspaper edited by Stephen D. Pool.  On page 2 of the March 18, […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 14, 1864

October 14, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 14, 1864 No major events at the Siege of Petersburg today. 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, 1994 by […]

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LT: October 14, 1864 Thomas W. G. Inglet (28th Georgia)

October 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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LT: October 14, 1864 Theodore Lyman

October 14, 2014 Lyman Theodore

October 14, 1864 How shall I vote? I don’t know that I shall be given the chance; but, if I am, I shall vote for the blue-blooded Abraham. It was with a feeling of depression that I heard the first rumors that the Dems had carried Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana; and when the truth came […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 13, 1864

October 13, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 13, 1864 Engagement on the Darbytown Road, 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, 1994 by […]

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