OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #2: Report of Surg. Roger W. Pease, Cav/AotP, June 19-26, 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 approximately page long extract from a report of Surgeon Roger W. Pease covers the latter stages of the Union Cavalry Corps’ retreat from the Battle of Trevilian Station, including the quick paced march to White House Landing on June 20-21, the further movement to Samaria Church, the engagement there on June 24, 1864, and the retreat to Charles City Court-House. Pease was ordered to Washington, D. C. on June 26, 1864, which closes the report.
Source: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1990 Broadfoot edition—Volume II (original edition—Appendix to Part I), page 180
Note: Interestingly, the next report on the same page of The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, that of Captain W. F. Drum, Chief Ambulance Officer of the Fifth Corps, giving an account of its operations during the Battle of Globe Tavern, August 18-21, 1864, successfully made it into the original Official Records.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 218-219 ↩