CV: V3N2: Alabamians in the Crater Battle

July 29, 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. *** ALABAMIANS IN THE CRATER BATTLE.1 HON. GEORGE CLARK, WACO, TEXAS. —– I have read with much interest and pleasure the article in your January number by Col. Geo. T. Rogers, entitled “The Crater […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: July 28, 1864

July 28, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

July 28, 1864 Action at Four-Mile Creek, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, USA, is assigned to the command of the 18th US Army Corps, VA. 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 […]

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150 Years Ago Today: The Action at Four-Mile Creek: July 28, 1864

July 28, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

One hundred and fifty years ago today, on July 28, 1864,  the Union Navy vessels Agawam and Mendota engaged Confederate land forces across Four-Mile Creek near Deep Bottom on the James River.  As is often the case for these smaller fights, I don’t have a lot of information. I do have, however, a report from […]

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150 Years Ago Today: The First Battle of Deep Bottom, Day 2: July 28, 1864

July 28, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

The First Battle of Deep Bottom: July 28, 1864: Confederate Infantry Attack Repelled by Union Cavalry Repeaters Note: Click to see maps of the First Battle of Deep Bottom, which should help you follow along with the action. Brief Summary: While the first day of the First Battle of Deep Bottom on July 27, 1864 had been […]

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CV: V3N1: The Crater Battle, 30th July, 1864

July 28, 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 CRATER BATTLE, 30th JULY, 1864.1 —–  Col. Geo. T. Rogers [of the 6th Virginia], now of Washington, D. C.: Much has been said and written about that battle. Some bold truths of […]

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LT: July 28, 1864 Robert E. Lee

July 28, 2014 Lee Robert E.

Editor’s Note: Many Confederate records from 1864 were lost during Lee’s retreat from Richmond and Petersburg.  As a result, many useful primary sources from the Confederate side are simply never going to be available.  What might be less well known is that not all of Robert E. Lee’s known writings from the time of the […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: July 27, 1864

July 27, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

July 27, 1864 Demonstration on the north bank of the James River and engagement at Deep Bottom (or Darbytown, Strawberry Plains, and New Market Road), VA, by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. 7/27-29/1864. Skirmish near Lee’s Mill, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries […]

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LT: July 28, 1864 Thomas M. Wade (1st Rockbridge VA Artillery)

July 27, 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 of […]

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CENTURY V35 N03: Gen. Robert B. Potter and the Assault at the Petersburg Crater by Henry C. Potter

July 27, 2014 Siege of Petersburg

General Robert B. Potter and the Assault at the Petersburg Crater.1 IN THE CENTURY magazine for September (page 764), in an account of the Explosion of the Mine at Petersburg [SOPO Editor's Note: I've linked to the Battles and Leaders version which is already published here rather than the Century magazine version, which will not be […]

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CENTURY V35 N02: An Anecdote of the Petersburg Crater

July 27, 2014 Siege of Petersburg

An Anecdote of the Petersburg Crater.1 I was in Virginia in 1864, and the paragraph in General Grant’s Vicksburg paper describing the mine explosion and the frightened negro who was lifted “’bout t’ree mile” brings to my mind the mining of the Confederate works before Petersburg in the summer of 1864.  Among the prisoners captured […]

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