Ramseur’s (eventually Pegram’s) Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia1
August 20, 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 have produced transcriptions of the key information from these reports. See the bottom of this page for freely downloadable transcriptions of most of these reports. This transcription is copyrighted by Brett Schulte and may not be distributed, changed, or reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the transcriber.
M935 Roll #: 10
Image # from Digitized Copy: 0094-0105.jpg
Date of Inspection: August 20, 1864
Commander: Major General Stephen D. Ramseur (Ramseur never commanded at Petersburg. He was wounded October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek and died the following day.)
Inspection Location: Smithfield in the Shenandoah Valley
Aggregate Present & Absent: 7,383
Aggregate Effective for the Field: [Blank]
Officers and Men Present for Duty (PFD): 2,060
- Pegram’s Brigade, Brigadier General Jonathan Pegram, 595 officer and men PFD
- Johnston’s Brigade, Brigadier General Robert D. Johnston, 600 officers and men PFD
- Godwin’s (later Lewis’) Brigade, Brigadier General Archibald G. Godwin, 854 officers and men PFD
- I did not do a detailed transcription of this report because it was not taken at Petersburg. You can access the images for this report at the Internet Archive. If you are interested in transcribing this inspection report from the original images, please CONTACT US.
- Confederate Inspection Report 2-P-17: Ramseurs’ Division, August 20, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C. ↩