NP: February 5, 1965 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 36: Another Battle, Another Warning

May 6, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

Another Battle, Another Warning (The following is the thirty-sixth in a series of articles published in observance of the centennial of the 1864-65 campaign for Petersburg. A hundred years ago, Grant was attempting to extend his line and reach the South Side Railroad which connected Petersburg with Lynchburg. Although the effort did not accomplish its […]

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NP: January 27, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, January 19, 1865

May 4, 2016 January 1865

SOPO Editor’s Note: Noah Andrew Trudeau found and transcribed several letters for the 15th New York Engineers page at the excellent New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs web site. I did further research and found this and other letters written by “D. C. P.” at the also excellent Old Fulton NY Postcards site. I transcribed this and other […]

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Petersburg Medals of Honor: Made Good Use of the Enemy’s Weapons

May 2, 2016 Deeds of Valor, Volume 1

MADE GOOD USE OF THE ENEMY’S WEAPONS1 ——- At about ten o’clock on the night of April 1, 1865, Captain G[eorge]. W. Adams, of Battery G, First Rhode Island Light Artillery, was detailed to select a detachment of twenty men from his battery to advance with the Sixth Army Corps in its intended assault on […]

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NP: December 28, 1964 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 35: Christmas At Petersburg, 1864

April 29, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

Christmas At Petersburg, 1864 (The following is the thirty-fifth in a series of articles published in observance of the 1864-65 campaign for Petersburg. Some of these articles have been published on the anniversaries of events, while others deal with developments of importance. Christmas in Petersburg, 1864, is too grim a topic for anniversary treatment, but […]

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NP: January 13, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, January 6, 1865

April 27, 2016 January 1865

SOPO Editor’s Note: Noah Andrew Trudeau found and transcribed several letters for the 15th New York Engineers page at the excellent New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs web site. I did further research and found this and other letters written by “D. C. P.” at the also excellent Old Fulton NY Postcards site. I […]

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Petersburg Medals of Honor: A Hero from the South

April 25, 2016 Deeds of Valor, Volume 1

A HERO FROM THE SOUTH1 ——- With an innate love for justice and the righteousness of the Union cause seventeen-year-old Charles Reeder tore away from his home in a little Virginia village and joined the Union army at the very outbreak of the war. This was the more praise worthy as he had been reared […]

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NP: December 7, 1964 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 34: A Raid Down The Railroad

April 22, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

A Raid Down The Railroad (The following is the thirty-fourth in a series of articles pertaining to the centennial of the 1864-65 campaign for Petersburg. Today—in addition to being the anniversary of a much more recent and momentous event [Pearl Harbor]—is the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of a bitter if minor episode in the […]

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NP: March 26, 1953 Sandy Creek (NY) News: Thomas Moore (96th NY) at the Siege of Petersburg, Part 3

April 20, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

SOPO Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.  This series of articles covers the Civil War “Memories” of Private Thomas Moore of the 96th New York.  In an article accompanying this series, I discuss how the clues provided in these articles allowed me to figure out the regiment to which Thomas Moore belonged. MEMORIES […]

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Petersburg Medals of Honor: “They Can’t Drive You Out of Here”

April 18, 2016 Deeds of Valor, Volume 1

“THEY CANT DRIVE YOU OUT OF HERE”1 ——- Early in the day on April 2, 1865, General Hartranft’s Division captured a number of forts around Petersburg. In the afternoon the general detailed Captain Thomas W. Hoffman, of Company A, Two hundred and eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, who was attached to his staff as engineer, to ascertain […]

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NP: November 18, 1964 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 33: Railroad With A Purpose

April 15, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

Railroad With A Purpose (The following is the thirty-third in a series of articles published in observance of the centennial of the 1864-65 campaign for Petersburg.) Because Petersburg had won some fame as a builder of railroads, and because the results accounted for its strategic importance, symbolism was served when General U. S. Grant built […]

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