LT: January 12, 1865 Charles Personius

June 27, 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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LT: Prior to September 11, 1864 Daniel Personius

June 24, 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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LT: November 18, 1864 Charles Personius

June 20, 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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LT: September ??, 1864 Daniel Personius

June 17, 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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LT: November 7, 1864 Charles Personius

June 13, 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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NP: April 4, 1965 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 41: A Postscript – The Occupation

June 10, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

A Postscript: The Occupation (The following is the forty-first and final in a series of articles published in observance of the centennial of the 1864-65 campaign for Petersburg. Yesterday was the one hundredth anniversary of the occupation of the city by General Grant’s armies.) Petersburg lost its military importance and its distinction as a global […]

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NP: April 14, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, April 6, 1865

June 8, 2016 April 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: Language More Forceful Than Elegant

June 6, 2016 Deeds of Valor, Volume 1

LANGUAGE MORE FORCEFUL THAN ELEGANT1 ——- As a soldier Private John Lilley, of Company F, Two hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Infantry, was as good a fighter as he was emphatic in his speech. When there was an act of daring to be done on the field of battle, Lilley was certain to volunteer; when a […]

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NP: April 2, 1965 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 40: The Evacuation Of Petersburg

June 3, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

The Evacuation Of Petersburg (The following is the fortieth in a series of articles published in observance of the centennial of the campaign for Petersburg.) Possibly no day in the long memory of Petersburg was as sad or as laden with suspense as April 2, 1865. The night which preceded it was marked by one […]

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NP: March 31, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, March 18, 1865

June 1, 2016 March 1865

SOPO Editor’s Note: Noah Andrew Trudeau found and transcribed this letter for the 15th New York Engineers page at the excellent New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs web site. I found the newspapers in question at the also excellent Old Fulton NY Postcards site. Army Correspondence FORT MCKEON, – CITY POINT, Va., March […]

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