ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Telegram of Flag Officer Jonathan K. Mitchell to Secretary of the Navy Stephen R. Mallory, June 21, 1864

April 14, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] [Telegram.] Flagship Virginia, June 21, 1864—7 p. m. At 12:15 today the Virginia and Fredericksburg took up position, the former below Cox’s Landing and the latter at the ferry, with the gunboats Hampton, Nansemond, Roanoke, Beaufort, and Drewry, and opened fire on the enemy’s wooden vessels in the lower part of Trent’s Reach and Varina Reach. The Richmond parted […]

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NP: June 30, 1864 Petersburg Daily Express: From the Petersburg Front, June 28-29, 1864

April 13, 2021 June 1864

FROM THE [PETERSBURG] FRONT. —– NOTHING EXCITING AT THE FRONT—THE CANNON AGAIN AT WORK—A VIEW OF THE ENEMY’S OPERATIONS—THE UNERRING AIM OF OUR SHARPSHOOTERS—THE RAIDERS INTERCEPTED—A SHARP FIGHT—ENCOURAGING REPORTS, ETC., ETC. —– Since our report of yesterday [June 29, 1864], which brought a statement of the operations in this vicinity down to 12 o’clock, Tuesday […]

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1st VT Cav: The Better Part of Valor: Albert Drury & His 1st Vermont Cavalry

April 12, 2021 Vermont Regimental Histories

Unit: 1st Vermont Cavalry Unit Affiliation: (2), 3, Cavalry Title: The Better Part of Valor: Albert Drury & His 1st Vermont Cavalry at Gettysburg, the Shenandoah Valley, and Beyond During the Civil War Author: Albert Drury, Cameron Davis (editor) SOPO’s Take: Cameron Davis sets the historical stage and covers interludes between the diaries, notebook and […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Lieutenant Joseph M. Garder, CSS Beaufort, June 21, 1864

April 11, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] Report of Lieutenant [Joseph M.] Gardner, C. S. Navy, commanding C. S. S. Beaufort. C. S. S. Beaufort, James River Squadron, June 21, 1864 Sir: I am happy to report that this vessel has not been injured in the slightest degree to-day. I expended nine rounds, giving […]

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

April 9, 2021 Part 1 (Serial Number 95) (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. 697-702. 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-13 Benning’s Brigade August 9, 1864

April 8, 2021 Confederate Inspection Reports

Confederate Inspection Report: Benning’s Brigade, Field’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia1 August 9, 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: Special Order of Flag-Officer Mitchell, James River Squadron, June 21, 1864

April 7, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] Special order of Flag-Officer [John K.] Mitchell, C. S. Navy, commanding James River Squadron. C. S. Ironclad Virginia, Flagship James River Squadron, off Graveyard, June 21, 1864. Battery Dantzler, at Howlett’s house, will open on the enemy’s vessels in Trent’s Reach to-day at noon. The ironclads Virginia, Richmond, and Fredericksburg will be placed in position […]

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ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Letter from Acting Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, June 23, 1864

April 4, 2021 Naval Volume X

[Engagement of Federal fleet with Confederate ironclads and shore batteries at Howlett’s, June 21, 1864.] Letter from Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, to Lieutenant-General Grant, U. S. Army. Flagship Agawam [sic, Malvern?]1, James River, June 23, 1864. General: In the engagement day before yesterday with the rebel battery at Howlett’s, in which their ironclads, out of view in a […]

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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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