Siege of Petersburg researcher and author Bryce Suderow recently passed along three articles on Confederate casualties he wrote for Kepi Magazine back in the 1980’s. These articles utilize Southern newspapers and other primary sources to gather Confederate casualty information, often regiment by regiment. This work is similar to what Alfred C. Young III did in Lee’s Army during the Overland Campaign: A Numerical Study.
The three articles focus on the following:
- Confederate Casualties at Jerusalem Plank Road: June 21-23, 1864 (Kepi Vol. 3, No. 5 Oct-Nov 1985)
- Confederate Casualties During the Wilson-Kautz Raid, June 22-July 2, 1864 (Kep Vol. 4, No. 1 Spring 1986)
- Confederate Casulties at the Crater: July 30, 1864 (Kepi Vol. 3, No. 3 June-July 1985)
As the articles are posted at The Siege of Petersburg Online in the next week or so, links will appear below. I’ll also add links for other Suderow casualty articles I’ve obtained in other ways, some of them unpublished or not really accessible today in the original publications. And yes, I’ve asked Bryce for permission to publish each of these, and he has agreed. Not only that, he has proactively sent these on to me to share with others, and I thank him for his generosity.
Bryce Suderow Casualty Articles at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- Union Casualties in the Appomattox Campaign: March 28-April 9, 1865
- Confederate Army Strength at Second Deep Bottom by Bryce Suderow
- Confederate Casualties at Burgess Mill by Bryce Suderow
- Confederate Casualties June-July 1864 Kepi Articles by Bryce Suderow
- Confederate Casualties at the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road: June 21-23, 1864
- Confederate Casualties During the Wilson-Kautz Raid: June 22-July 2, 1864
- Confederate Casualties at the Crater: July 30, 1864