SHS Papers: Volume 10: History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade at Petersburg, Part 4 by James H. Lane

August 17, 2015 Petersburg Campaign

History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade [at Petersburg, Part 4].1 By Gen. JAMES H. LANE. [SOPO Editor’s Note: This series of articles written by James H. Lane about his brigade spans the entire war.  The articles you’ll read here focus, naturally enough, on the Siege of Petersburg and Appomattox only.  This is the fourth of […]

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SHS Papers: Volume 9: History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade at Petersburg, Part 3 by James H. Lane

August 14, 2015 Petersburg Campaign

History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade [at Petersburg, Part 3].1 By Gen. JAMES H. LANE. [SOPO Editor’s Note: This series of articles written by James H. Lane about his brigade spans the entire war.  The articles you’ll read here focus, naturally enough, on the Siege of Petersburg and Appomattox only.  This is the third of […]

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Book Review: The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864 by John Horn

August 13, 2015 Civil War Books

Horn, John. The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864. (Savas Beatie: January 2015). 384 pages, 26 images, 22 maps, notes, bibliography, index.  ISBN: 978-1-61121-216-7. $32.95 (Cloth) With The Siege of Petersburg: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864, John Horn and Savas Beatie have produced a new and improved […]

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SHS Papers: Volume 9: History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade at Petersburg, Part 2 by James H. Lane

August 12, 2015 Petersburg Campaign

History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade [at Petersburg, Part 2].1 By Gen. JAMES H. LANE. [SOPO Editor’s Note: This series of articles written by James H. Lane about his brigade spans the entire war.  The articles you’ll read here focus, naturally enough, on the Siege of Petersburg and Appomattox only.  This is the second of […]

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SHS Papers: Volume 9: History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade at Petersburg, Part 1 by James H. Lane

August 10, 2015 Petersburg Campaign

History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade [at Petersburg, Part 1].1 By Gen. JAMES H. LANE. [SOPO Editor’s Note: This series of articles written by James H. Lane about his brigade spans the entire war.  The articles you’ll read here focus, naturally enough, on the Siege of Petersburg and Appomattox only.  This first of five articles […]

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SHS Papers: Volume 9: Some Reminiscences of the Second of April, 1865 by H. W. Bruce

August 7, 2015 Petersburg Campaign

Some Reminiscences of the Second of April, 1865.1 By Hon. H[ORATIO]. W. BRUCE, of Louisville, Ky. [The following paper was read by Judge Bruce before the Louisville branch of the Southern Historical Society at a recent meeting.] On Sunday, the 2d day of April, 1865-a day always sadly to be remembered by every Confederate-I attended the morning […]

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LT: May 28, 1864 Elias S. Peck

August 6, 2015 Peck Elias S.

Editor’s Note: I would like to thank Chris Peck, the great grandson of Elias Peck, for granting me written permission to publish his ancestor’s letter.  This letter is owned by Chris Peck and may not be reproduced without his written permission.  All rights reserved.  Chris is also the transcriber of this article.  I added some […]

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SHS Papers: Volume 14: Campaign of 1864 and 1865 by Charles W. Field

August 5, 2015 Petersburg Campaign

Campaign of 1864 and 1865.1 NARRATIVE OF MAJOR-GENERAL C[HARLES]. W. FIELD, [It is due to the gallant author of the following paper to say that it was not written for publication, but for the private use of General E[dward]. P[orter]. Alexander, who was at that time — several years after the war — contemplating a […]

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“Death Were No Terror to His Soul”: Major Edward G. Park of the 35th Massachusetts

August 3, 2015 Book Excerpts

In 1865, grieving father John C. Park produced a short, loving privately printed 41 page tribute to his son, Major Edward G. Park of the 35th Massachusetts.  The elder Park led off the book with the following dedication: “A KIND AND DUTIFUL SON, AN AFFECTIONATE AND DEVOTED BROTHER, A PURE-HEARTED AND UNSELFISH YOUNG MAN, A […]

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NP: July 31, 1964 Oakland Tribune: Timothy S. McAlister Describes the Crater

July 31, 2015 Postwar Newspapers

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte.  Jeff Giambrone, aka “championhilz” online (Mississippians in the Confederate Army), graciously provided the image of this article to the Siege of Petersburg online. According to the article, letter writer Timothy S. Mcalister wrote the quoted letter on the July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater on […]

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