Author Interview: Dan Clendaniel, Author of Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil War, Volume II, 1864-1865

February 14, 2022 News and Notes

Author Dan Clendaniel, a retired public school teacher from Virginia, was kind enough to agree to an interview with the Siege of Petersburg Online about his new books, Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil War. Volume I, 1861-1863 and Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil […]

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NP: August 10, 1864 The Southern Banner (Athens, GA): Wright’s Brigade at the Crater, July 30, 1864

February 11, 2022 August 1864

Headq[uar]t[e]rs Wright’s Brigade, August 2, 1864 Editors Petersburg Express: In your editorial columns of August 1, 1864, giving an account of the engagement of July 30 [1864 at the Crater], there are some erroneous statements about the action of Wright’s Brigade1 [Wright/Mahone/Third/ANV] that I desire to correct. You state that Gen. [William] Mahone2, getting his […]

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Statement of Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall, 48th GA, commanding Wright/Mahone/Third/ANV, July 30, 1864

February 11, 2022 Part 1 (Serial Number 80) (Broadfoot Supplement)

Statement of Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall, 48th GA, commanding Wright/Mahone/Third/ANV, July 30, 18641 SOPO Editor’s Note: The Broadfoot Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies is rare and not sold in single volumes.  As a courtesy to researchers, I’m making available summaries of the reports contained in this set relevant […]

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Book Notes: History of the Eighty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865

February 10, 2022 BTC Notes

Note: The SOPO Book Notes series serves as a way to gather important information about a given source on the Siege of Petersburg like a book, article, essay, map, etc. It is a behind the scenes look at the methods I use to fill out the core pages of my Siege of Petersburg Site. Subject: […]

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85th PA: History of the Eighty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865

February 9, 2022 Pennsylvania Regimental Histories

Unit: 85th Pennsylvania Unit Affiliations: (1), 1, X, Army of the James (1), 1, XXIV, Army of the James (while attached to 199th PA) Provost Guard, 1, XXIV, Army of the James Title: History of the Eighty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865 Author: Luther S. Dickey SOPO’s Take: This unit history was produced and endorsed […]

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Book Review: Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil War, Volume II, 1864-1865 by Dan Clendaniel

February 7, 2022 Civil War Books

SOPO EDITOR’S NOTE: This review covers the second volume in a two-volume unit history of the 85th Pennsylvania.  While the first volume will be briefly discussed, the main focus of the review is on the second volume due to its relevance to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign. Clendaniel, Dan. Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania […]

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NP: July 18, 1864 Raleigh Confederate: Clingman’s Brigade at Second Petersburg

February 4, 2022 July 1864

SOPO Editor’s Note: Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman wrote a lengthy letter covering nearly two full newspaper columns to The Daily Confederate in Raleigh, NC discussing the actions and movements of his brigade (Clingman/Hoke/DNCSV) on June 17, 1864 at the Second Battle of Petersburg. This letter is a response to a note from Colonel John T. Goode of […]

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OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #43: Letter of Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman, commanding Clingman/Hoke/DNCSV, June 17, 1864

February 4, 2022 Part 1 (Serial Number 80) (Broadfoot Supplement)

OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #43: Letter of Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman, commanding Clingman/Hoke/DNCSV, June 17, 18641 SOPO Editor’s Note: The Broadfoot Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies is rare and not sold in single volumes.  As a courtesy to researchers, I’m making available summaries of the reports contained […]

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OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #42: Report of Major General Robert F. Hoke, commanding Hoke/DNCSV, July 30, 1864

January 28, 2022 Part 1 (Serial Number 80) (Broadfoot Supplement)

OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #42: Report of Major General Robert F. Hoke, commanding Hoke/DNCSV, July 30, 18641 SOPO Editor’s Note: The Broadfoot Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies is rare and not sold in single volumes.  As a courtesy to researchers, I’m making available summaries of the reports contained […]

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85th PA: Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil War

January 24, 2022 Pennsylvania Regimental Histories

Unit: 85th Pennsylvania Unit Affiliation: (1), 1, X Titles: Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil War, Volume 1: 1861-1863 Such Hard and Severe Service: The 85th Pennsylvania in the Civil War, Volume 2: 1864-1865 Author: Dan Clendaniel SOPO’s Take: This is one of the more unique book pages I’ve done […]

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