LT: August 18, 1864 Theodore Lyman

August 18, 2014 Lyman Theodore

Editor’s Note: Theodore Lyman was General George G. Meade’s aide-de-camp from the fall of 1863 through Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.  An intelligent and outspoken individual, Lyman’s letters to his wife provide great insight into the happenings at Meade’s headquarters.  These letters, taken from the now public domain book Meade’s Headquarters, 1863-1865; Letters of Colonel Theodore […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: August 17, 1864

August 17, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

August 17, 1864 No major events occurred today at the Siege of Petersburg. 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 […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: August 16, 1864

August 16, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

August 16, 1864 The X Corps, USA, attacked the Confederate line above Fussell’s Mill during the Second Battle of Deep Bottom, 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 […]

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The 48th Alabama at Fussell’s Mill, August 16, 1864

August 16, 2014 Battle Accounts

Editor’s Note: Bryce Suderow was kind enough to pass along this account of the Battle of Fussell’s Mill, August 16, 1864, which was buried in the middle of the 1891 book Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas on page 464. This account is notable because it discusses the actions of the sharpshooter battalion from […]

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LT: September 16, 1864 Homer A. Plimpton (39th Illinois)

August 16, 2014 Soldier Studies Collection

Editor’s Note: The Soldier Studies web site (http://www.soldierstudies.org) collects and published 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 […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Second Battle of Deep Bottom: August 16, 1864

August 16, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

The Second Battle of Deep Bottom: August 16, 1864: The Battle of Fussell’s Mill Note: Click to see maps of the Second Battle of Deep Bottom, which should help you follow along with the action. Brief Summary: August 16, 1864, day three of the Second Deep Bottom Campaign, is often referred to as “The Battle of Fussell’s […]

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CV: V33N4: The Battle Near Deep Bottom, Va.

August 16, 2014 Siege of Petersburg

Editor’s Note: Base transcription is from the CD-ROM version of The Confederate Veteran at Eastern Digital.  Minor corrections were made by Brett Schulte. *** The Battle Near Deep Bottom, Va. 1 BY J[ohn] W. LOKEY, BYARS, OKLA. On August 16, 1864, the Federals, having been reenforced by troops moved from the south side of the James River, […]

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MAP: The Second Battle of Deep Bottom (RBA): August 16, 1864, Noon

August 16, 2014 The Second Battle of Deep Bottom

  Map Created By Julie Krick for Richmond Battlefields Association’s Fussell’s Mill Page1 Source: This map was created and is owned by Julie Krick and was made for the private use of the Richmond Battlefields Association.  It is used here with the written permission of Ms. Krick and the Richmond Battlefields Association and may not be reproduced in any form […]

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LT: August 16, 1864 Theodore Lyman

August 16, 2014 Lyman Theodore

Editor’s Note: Theodore Lyman was General George G. Meade’s aide-de-camp from the fall of 1863 through Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.  An intelligent and outspoken individual, Lyman’s letters to his wife provide great insight into the happenings at Meade’s headquarters.  These letters, taken from the now public domain book Meade’s Headquarters, 1863-1865; Letters of Colonel Theodore […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: August 15, 1864

August 15, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

August 15, 1864 No major events occurred today at the Siege of Petersburg. 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 […]

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