Editor’s Note: Brett Schulte recently noticed this report transcribed online among the James H. Lane Papers at the Auburn University Archives web site. Permission was asked for and granted by Auburn University Libraries, Department of Special Collections & University Archives to reproduce these transcriptions here at The Siege of Petersburg Online. These transcriptions are copyrighted by Auburn University Libraries, Department of Special Collections & University Archives and may not be reproduced without their express written consent. The transcription attribution reads as follows: “Transcriptions made by Terri Stout-Stevens, Pfafftown, NC, in 1997 and 1998. Edited by Marty Olliff, Assistant Archivist, Auburn University, who takes all responsibility for any errors.”
Unpublished Report of Captain James A. Summers, 33rd North Carolina, Lane’s Brigade, of operations August 18, 18641
Hd Qrs 33rd N.C.T.
Sept 20th 1864
In obedience to orders I beg leave to make the following report of the action of the 33rd N.C. Regt. On the 18th of August 1864.
In the afternoon of the 18th I received orders to move forward keeping contact to the right and to contact to the left. The brigade moved over the works & after moving forward about fifty yards broke & retreated to the works. The colors of the 33rd N.C. Regt remained at the new picket line until all on each side had retreated.
I am Capt
J[ames]. A. Summers
Capt Commg Regt
- Summers, James A. (1864, September 20). (Official Report sent to E. J. Hale, Jr.). James H. Lane Papers (RG 501, Box 2, number 76). Auburn University Libraries Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Auburn, AL. ↩
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