CLARK NC: 3rd North Carolina Cavalry at the Siege of Petersburg

October 12, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 3rd North Carolina Cavalry 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 […]

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LT: August 6, 1864 Henry F. Young (7th Wisconsin)

October 10, 2018 Young Henry F.

SOPO Editor’s Note: Captain Henry F. Young of the 7th Wisconsin wrote twenty letters while at the Siege of Petersburg from June to December 1864. Researcher Roy Gustrowsky transcribed this letter from the original at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is currently in the process of writing a regimental history of the […]

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UPR: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Finnicum, 7th WI, August 18-21, 1864

October 8, 2018 Unpublished Reports Volume XLII

SOPO Editor’s Note: This report was transcribed by 7th Wisconsin researcher Roy Gustrowsky and is provided here with his written permission.  This transcription may not be reproduced without Mr. Gustrowsky’s written consent.  All rights reserved. August 18-21, 1864  Battle at Weldon Railroad Report of Lt. Col. Mark Finnicum, commanding 7th WIS  “General Augustus Gaylord, Adjutant […]

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NP: August 14, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): The 48th NY at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864

October 7, 2018 August 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. Forty-eighth Regiment, N. Y. V. [Special […]

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CLARK NC: 38th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg

October 5, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 38th 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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LT: August 4, 1864 Henry F. Young (7th Wisconsin)

October 3, 2018 Young Henry F.

SOPO Editor’s Note: Captain Henry F. Young of the 7th Wisconsin wrote twenty letters while at the Siege of Petersburg from June to December 1864. Researcher Roy Gustrowsky transcribed this letter from the original at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is currently in the process of writing a regimental history of the […]

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UPR: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Finnicum, 7th WI, June 18, 1864

October 1, 2018 Unpublished Reports Volume XL

SOPO Editor’s Note: This report was transcribed by 7th Wisconsin researcher Roy Gustrowsky and is provided here with his written permission.  This transcription may not be reproduced without Mr. Gustrowsky’s written consent.  All rights reserved. The Seventh [Wisconsin] Regiment before Petersburg. In Gallant Charge On Rebel Works-Failure of Supports-Report of Lt. Col. [Mark] Finnicum-List of […]

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NP: August 14, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): The Fearful Explosion at City Point, August 9, 1864

September 30, 2018 August 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. […]

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CLARK NC: 37th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg

September 28, 2018 Clark's North Carolina Regiments

CLARK NC: 37th 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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LT: July 29, 1864 Henry F. Young (7th Wisconsin)

September 26, 2018 Young Henry F.

SOPO Editor’s Note: Captain Henry F. Young of the 7th Wisconsin wrote twenty letters while at the Siege of Petersburg from June to December 1864. Researcher Roy Gustrowsky transcribed this letter from the original at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison, Wisconsin.  He is currently in the process of writing a regimental history of the […]

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