NP: December 23, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 110th PA, Thanksgiving at Fort Sedgwick, November, 1864

January 11, 2021 December 1864

CAMP NEAR PETERSBURG, Va., November 28, 1864. MR. EDITOR: Permit me through your valuable columns to inform the people of Bedford County that there yet remains a small band known as Company C, 110th Reg[imen]t. P[ennsylvania].V[olunteers]. We have participated in all the battles fought during this summer’s campaign. Many of our brave boys fell, while […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Correspondence of Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee and Major General Benjamin F. Butler Regarding Obstructions for James River May 11-June 7, 1864

January 10, 2021 Naval Volume X

Correspondence regarding obstructions for James River. Report of Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, transmitting enclosures. Flagship Agawam, Farrar’s Island, June 7, 1864—p. m. Sir: I transmit enclosed a copy of the correspondence between General Butler and myself relative to sinking obstructions in the river, which the Department will recollect was a part of his original […]

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MAP: Sutherland Station, 3 p.m. to Dusk, April 2, 1865 (Edward Alexander)

January 8, 2021 The Battle of Sutherland's Station

1 Source: SOPO Editor’s Note: This map appears here at The Siege of Petersburg Online courtesy of owner and creator Edward Alexander.  This map may not be reproduced without the express written consent of Mr. Alexander.  All rights reserved.  For even more great Civil War maps, check out Edward’s Facebook page Make Me a Map, […]

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MAP: Sutherland Station, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., April 2, 1865 (Edward Alexander)

January 7, 2021 The Battle of Sutherland's Station

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Union Orders in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, June 1864

January 6, 2021 Naval Volume X

SOPO Editor’s Note: Rather than posting each order in the Naval Official Records as its own post, I decided to group all of the orders of a given side in a given month together.   [Page 136]1 General Order regarding information furnished to the press by naval officers. General Order. Flagship Agawam, James River, June 9, 1864. The attention of […]

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MAP: Sutherland Station, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., April 2, 1865 (Edward Alexander)

January 5, 2021 The Battle of Sutherland's Station

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NP: December 23, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 55th PA, Thanksgiving at Fort Burnham, November, 1864

January 4, 2021 December 1864

FROM THE JAMES. Thanksgiving-Winter Quarters-Dutch Gap Canal. CAMP 55TH REG[IMEN]T. P[ENNSYLVANIA]. V[OLUNTEERS]., FORT BURNHAM, Va., November 26, 1864. DEAR INQUIRER: I hope a few lines from the Army of the James will not come amiss to you and your readers, although we [55th Pennsylvania] have no news of any importance to give you. I must […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Union Telegrams to and from the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, June 1864

January 3, 2021 Naval Volume X

SOPO Editor’s Note: Rather than posting each telegram in the Naval Official Records as its own post, I decided to group all of the telegrams of a given side in a given month together. [Page 139]1 [Telegram.] Flagship Agawam, Farrars Island, June 9—10 p. m. (Via Fort Monroe, 10th, 4 p. m. Received 2: 30 a. m., 11th.) A flag-of-truce tug […]

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NP: June 24, 1864 Washington Daily National Republican: Defending Admiral Lee Against the Herald

January 2, 2021 June 1864

ADMIRAL LEE AND THE REBEL RAMS IN THE JAMES RIVER. The editor of the New York Herald, in the issue of the 23d inst. [June 23, 1864], says he does not know “what took place” in Saturday last [June 18, 1864], on the occasion of the interview between Gens. Grant and Butler and Admiral Lee […]

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NP: June 23, 1864 New York Herald: “The Failure of Our Iron-Clad Navy”

January 2, 2021 June 1864

SOPO Editor’s Note: This New York Herald article condemning the inactivity of Acting Rear-Admiral Samuel P. Lee and mocking him for placing obstructions in the James River at Trent’s Reach, is actually referenced by Lee in a June 24 telegram to Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox.1 Considering Lee had spent a month […]

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