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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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Commander Tunis A. M. Craven, USS Tecumseh, June 21, 1864

March 17, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] [Enclosure 1.] U. S. Ironclad Tecumseh, James River, June 23, 1864. Sir: In compliance with your order I have to report the part this vessel took in the engagement of the 21st instant: Early in the morning of the 21st we discovered that the enemy had during […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Acting Rear-Admiral Samuel P. Lee, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, June 21, 1864

March 17, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] Report of Acting Rear-Admiral [Samuel P.] Lee, U. S. Navy, transmitting reports of engagement. Flagship North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, James River, Virginia, June 24, 1864. Sir: I enclose reports of our engagement on the 21st instant with the battery which the enemy that day mounted at Howlett’s. Their ironclads […]

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NP: June 18, 1864 Petersburg Daily Express: From the Petersburg Front, June 16-17, 1864

March 16, 2021 June 1864

SOPO Editor’s Note: I am “missing” some issues of The Daily Express (Petersburg, Va) from the microfilm of this paper.  As a result, I am trying to utilize other papers to “fill in” as much of those missing days as possible.  In addition, I will be publishing these reprinted versions under the Express label rather […]

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NP: May 5, 1865 The Bedford Inquirer: The 81st PA Gains a New Chaplain, April 3, 1865

March 15, 2021 May 1865

ARMY CORRESPONDENCE. CAMP NEAR BURKEVILLE JUNCTION, VA., April 22, 1865. MR. EDITOR:-When leaving Bedford, I promised to let you hear from me, and this the first opportunity of making my word good.1 On account of unusual delays in railroad transportation, I determined to go via Baltimore instead of Washington, and took passage thence on board […]

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