OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #1: Excerpt from a Report Appended to the Diary of 1st Lt. Edmund D. Halsey, 15th NJ, June 13-July 10, 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 to the Siege of Petersburg.
Summary: This report written by First Lieutenant Edmund D. Halsey of the 15th New Jersey was tucked away in the pages of his diary, and was not present in the original Official Records. In this short report of less than a page, Halsey covers his Sixth Corps regiment’s movement from Cold Harbor to Bermuda Hundred and Petersburg, their role in the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road and the First Battle of Reams’ Station, and their eventual departure for Washington, D. C. in early July 1864.
Source: Excerpt from Appendix E, diary of First Lieutenant Edmund D. Halsey, United States Army Military History Institute Library, Carlisle Barracks
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- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 217-218 ↩