OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #3: Report of Colonel John C. Tidball, 4th NYHA, commanding Arty/II/AotP, June 12-July 2, 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 nearly four-page report is an important addition to the Official Records, given it is written by Colonel John C. Tidball, the commander of the Second Corps Artillery Brigade in the Army of the Potomac. Tidball goes into great detail on the positions of his batteries during the Second Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864, extends into June 19, 1864, and also gives a report on the loss of McKnight’s cannon at the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road on June 22, 1864. Tidball was called away to serve as Commandant of Cadets at West Point on or around July 2, 1864, relinquishing command of the Second Corps Artillery Brigade to Major John G. Hazard.
Source: National Archives, exact location not noted
Available Online?: No.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 219-222 ↩