Review of Richard Sommers’ Challenges of Command: Vol. 1 at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog

August 11, 2018 Civil War Books

I recently reviewed Richard Sommers’ new book of essays, entitled  Challenges of Command in the Civil War: Generalship, Leadership, and Strategy at Gettysburg, Petersburg, and Beyond: Volume 1: Generals and Generalship, at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog. The book contains quite a few essays with direct discussions of the Siege of Petersburg, including: Success […]

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BTC Notes: History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864

August 10, 2018 BTC Notes

Note: The BTC Notes series serves as a way to gather important information about a given source on the Siege of Petersburg like a book, article, essay, map, etc. Subject: History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 by William W. H. Davis Important Points: Note: * Earlier chapters […]

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CLARK NC: 26th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg

August 9, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 26th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg Editor’s Note: The following excerpt comes from Walter Clark’s five volume Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, published in 1901.  The reference work provides mini regimental histories written mostly by men representing each unit, with gaps filled […]

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104th PA: History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864

August 8, 2018 Pennsylvania Regimental Histories

Unit: 104th Pennsylvania Unit Affiliation: Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James Title:  History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 Author: Davis, William W. H. BTC’s Take: Despite the title, this book DOES cover the 104th Pennsylvania Battalion and later the reconstituted regiment at the Siege of Petersburg.  […]

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NP: September 3, 1864 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph: 32nd MA at the Battle of Globe Tavern, August 18-21, 1864

August 7, 2018 September 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was provided by John Hennessy and transcribed by Jackie Martin. LETTER FROM THE 32D MASS REGT. Camp 32d [Massachusetts] Regt. Co. D, Capt. Rich, On the Weldon Railroad, Va. Aug. 22d, 1864. EDITOR.—Your readers will see by the heading of this letter that our regiment [32nd Massachusetts] has made another move, and I […]

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103rd NY: History and Personal Sketches of Company I, 103 N. Y. S. V. 1862-1864

August 5, 2018 New York Regimental Histories

Unit: 103rd New York Unit Affiliation: Ferrero, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James Title:  History and Personal Sketches of Company I, 103 N. Y. S. V. 1862-1864 Author: Kimball, Orville S. BTC’s Take: This book is fairly light on references to the Siege of Petersburg.  The 103rd New York reached the Bermuda Hundred […]

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NP: July 24, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 5th NY Veteran Remains Separated at the Siege of Petersburg

August 5, 2018 July 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. Fifth Regiment, N[ew]. Y[ork]. Veteran Vols. […]

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NP: July 24, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 170th NY from Spotsylvania to Jersualem Plank Road

August 4, 2018 July 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. One Hundred and Seventieth Regiment, N[ew]. […]

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NP: July 24, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 16th NYHA at Fort Magruder

July 22, 2018 July 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. Sixteenth New York Volunteer [Heavy] Artillery. […]

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NP: July 17, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 146th NY from the Wilderness to Petersburg

July 17, 2018 July 1864

Editor’s Note: This letter to the Sunday Mercury appears here due to Bill Styple’s fantastic book Writing and Fighting the Civil War, which is where I first learned about these amazing soldier letters.  You can purchase a copy of Writing and Fighting the Civil War at Belle Grove Publishing. One Hundred and Forty-sixth Regiment, N. […]

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