Volume XL of the Official Records covers the Petersburg Campaign from June 13 to July 31, 1864, from the first attempts on the city of Petersburg to the famous Battle of the Crater. This volume is broken up into three parts. Part 1, listed below, contains reports of the leaders of various units from armies down to regiments and batteries on both sides. Volumes 2 and 3 consist of correspondence such as letters and telegrams, organized by date and time sent. If you want to learn more about the Petersburg Campaign via official reports and dispatches, this page and its sub-pages are a great place to start.
OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.
June 13-July 31, 1864.
- Part 1 (Serial Number 80) – Reports
- Part 1 (Serial Number 80) – Reports (Broadfoot Supplement)
- Part 2 (Serial Number 81) – Correspondence
- Part 3 (Serial Number 82) – Correspondence
- Unpublished Reports Volume XL
The following offensives and battles occurred during this time:
Butler’s Petersburg Offensive
- The Battle of Old Men and Young Boys (The First Battle of Petersburg): June 9, 1864
Grant’s First Offensive
- The Second Battle of Petersburg: June 15-18, 1864
Grant’s Second Offensive
- The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road: June 21-24, 1864
- The Battle of Staunton River Bridge: June 25, 1864
- The First Battle of Reams Station: June 29, 1864
Grant’s Third Offensive
- The First Battle of Deep Bottom: July 27-29, 1864
- The Battle of the Crater: July 30, 1864