Index of Richmond-Petersburg Campaign Reports in Broadfoot’s Supplement to the Official Records (OR Vol. XLII)

April 2, 2021 Part 1 (Serial Number 87) (Broadfoot Supplement)

SOPO Editor’s Note: This is a listing of the reports published in Broadfoot Publishing’s Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 422-425. If these reports had been found in time, they would have been included in The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies […]

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CIR: P-12 Benning’s Brigade September 8, 1864

April 1, 2021 Confederate Inspection Reports

Confederate Inspection Report: Benning’s Brigade, Field’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia1 September 8, 1864 The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia produced inspection reports at approximately monthly intervals late in the Civil War.  Luckily, many of these reports have been preserved and are available on microfilm from the National Archives and Records Association. I […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Commander Alexander C. Rhind, USS Agawam, June 21, 1864

March 31, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] [Enclosure 5.] U. S. S. AGAWAM, James River, June 23, 1864. Sir: I respectfully present the following report of the participation by this vessel in the firing on the 21st instant with the rebel battery at Howlett’s Bluff and vessels stationed, as near as we […]

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NP: July 9, 1864 Irish-American (New York, NY): The USS Onondaga in the Action at Howlett’s Bluff, June 21, 1864

March 29, 2021 July 1864

THE ONONDAGO IN ACTION. —– U.S. IRON CLAD “ONONDAGO”1 “DUTCH GAP,” JAMES RIVER, Va., June 22d, 1864. To the Editors of the Irish-American: I avail myself of the earliest opportunity to inform the numerous readers of your journal of our recent actual engagement with the “Rebels.” The dull monotony which prevailed in this part of […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Commander Enoch G. Parrott, USS Canonicus, June 21, 1864

March 28, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] [Enclosure 4.] U. S. S. Canonicus, James River, Virginia, June 24, 1864. Sir: On the 21st instant, near noon, the rebels unmasked near Howlett’s a battery of four guns, whose completion we had been for some time endeavoring to prevent or retard by occasional shots, and […]

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Index of Richmond-Petersburg Campaign Reports in Broadfoot’s Supplement to the Official Records (OR Vol. XL)

March 26, 2021 Part 1 (Serial Number 80) (Broadfoot Supplement)

SOPO Editor’s Note: This is a listing of the reports published in Broadfoot Publishing’s Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 212-216. If these reports had been found in time they would have been included in The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Cushman, USS Onondaga, June 21, 1864

March 24, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] [Enclosure 3.] U. S. S. Onondaga, James River, Virginia, June 23, 1864. Sir: In obedience to your order, I submit the following report of the part taken by this vessel in the exchange of fire between the rebel battery near Howlett’s house and the ironclads of […]

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NP: May 19, 1865 The Bedford Inquirer: Corporal Mauk of the 138th PA Kills Gen. A. P. Hill, April 2, 1865

March 22, 2021 May 1865

DEATH OF GEN. A. P. HILL.—The following letter in regard to the death of [Third Corps commander] Gen. A[mbrose]. P[owell]. Hill, from our mutual friend, Lieut. C. P. Calhoun [of the 138th Pennsylvania], will be read with pride by many of our patriotic citizens. Bedford county truly has turned out as brave and daring soldiers […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Commander Edmund R. Colhoun, USS Saugus, June 21, 1864

March 21, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] [Enclosure 2.] U. S. Ironclad Steamer Saugus, Trent’s Reach, James River, June 23, 1864. Sir: In the engagement with the enemy’s battery near Howlett’s house, on the 21st instant, the Saugus was struck only once by a round shot, near the center of the deck, a few feet from the […]

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7th CT: Seventh Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry: January 1864 to August 1865

March 19, 2021 Connecticut Regimental Histories

Unit: 7th Connecticut Unit Affiliation: (2), 1, X and (2), 1, XXIV Title: Seventh Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry: Joe Hawley’s Boys-In Their Own Words: A Detailed, Illustrated History of the Regiment and Its Service in the Civil War, Volume 2 (January 1864 to August 1865) Author: David M. Moore SOPO’s Take: WOW.  8.4 pounds.  That’s […]

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