NP: August 13, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 23rd MA Observes the Crater Battle

January 13, 2017 August 1864

WAR CORRESPONDENCE. LETTER FROM THE 23D MASS. REG’T. In front of Petersburg, Va., Aug 2d, 1864. MR. EDITOR:—Once more has our regiment [23rd Massachusetts] been in battle. It happened on the morning of the 30th of July [1864]. On the night of the 29th the cooks had orders to cook up two days rations, and […]

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UPR: Report of Brigadier General Clement A. Evans, C. S. Army, commanding Gordon’s Division, of operations March 25, 1865

January 12, 2017 Unpublished Reports Volume XLVI

SOPO Editor’s Note: This report of Brigadier General Clement A. Evans for the Battle of Fort Stedman on March 25, 1865 was not published in the Official Records for the Siege of Petersburg.  Had it been published, it would have been located in OR, Vol. XLVI, Pt. 1.  It’s an important report because Evans commanded Gordon’s […]

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NP: November 29, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 4

January 11, 2017 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: In the mid-1940’s the Baldwinsville (NY) Messenger reprinted a lengthy series of articles on the 185th New York and other New York Civil War units from 50 years earlier, originally published in the Baldwinsville Gazette, which detailed the history of the town of Lysander, New York.  This article is one part of a sub-series in this […]

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NP: August 13, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 32nd MA Observes the Crater Battle

January 9, 2017 August 1864

WAR CORRESPONDENCE. LETTER FROM CO. D, 32D MASS. Line of Battle, Near Petersburg, Aug. 1st, 1864. MR. EDITOR:—I have not written you for some time on account of the scarcity of envelopes and paper, but as the great bombardment of Petersburg came off yesterday, I will endeavor to give you a few items.1 On the […]

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NP: August 6, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 23rd MA And Shelling Along The Lines

January 6, 2017 August 1864

WAR CORRESPONDENCE. LETTER FROM THE 23D MASS. REG’T. In front of Petersburg, Va., July, 27, 1864. MR. EDITOR:—Once more l seat myself to pen, or rather to pencil you a few lines, to let you know how we get along. There is nothing new transpiring here, as everything remains the same as when I last wrote. […]

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NP: August 27, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 23rd MA Feuds with the 32nd MA

November 25, 2016 August 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was provided by John Hennessy and transcribed by Jackie Martin. LETTER FROM THE 23D MASS. REG’T. In front of Petersburg, Va., Aug 17, 1864. MR. EDITOR:–Having arrived in from the pits I will pen you a few lines and let you know that we are still alive, although our paymaster has not been […]

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NP: August 27, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: Co. D, 32nd MA Shelling and Explosions at Petersburg

November 21, 2016 August 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was provided by John Hennessy and transcribed by Jackie Martin. WAR CORRESPONDENCE. _______ LETTER FROM CO. D, 32D MASS. Near Petersburg, Va., Aug. 16th, 1864. MR. EDITOR;—Since I last wrote a sad disaster happened at City Point [on August 9, 1864], caused from the careless handling of ammunition. There were a great many lives […]

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NP: November 22, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 3

November 9, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: In the mid-1940’s the Baldwinsville (NY) Messenger reprinted a lengthy series of articles on the 185th New York and other New York Civil War units from 50 years earlier, originally published in the Baldwinsville Gazette, which detailed the history of the town of Lysander, New York.  This article is one part of a sub-series in this […]

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NP: July 30, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 23rd MA, Mid-July 1864

November 4, 2016 July 1864

WAR CORRESPONDENCE. LETTER FROM THE 23D MASS. REG’T. In front of Petersburg, Va., July, 17, 1864. MR. EDITOR: —After being silent for some time for the want of something to write about, I once more resume my pen, to give you what little news there is, though there is nothing transpiring here of any interest. […]

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NP: October 25, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 2

November 2, 2016 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: In the mid-1940’s the Baldwinsville (NY) Messenger reprinted a lengthy series of articles on the 185th New York and other New York Civil War units from 50 years earlier, originally published in the Baldwinsville Gazette, which detailed the history of the town of Lysander, New York.  This article is one part of a sub-series in this […]

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