OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #8: Report of Captain Charles A. Phillips, 5th MA Btty, June 18-July 30, 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 one-and-a-half-page report of Captain Charles A. Phillips, later (but not at the time of the report’s actions) commanding the Fifth Massachusetts Battery, covers the unit’s actions on June 18, 1864 and July 29-30, 1864. It includes a detailed description of the battery’s actions at the Second Battle of Petersburg on June 18, 1864, including casualties. It then skips immediately to July 29-30, 1864 and the Battle of the Crater, which gets a brief account. The men leading the battery during Phillips’ absence are noted.
Source: Library of Congress, Henry Jackson Hunt Papers
Available Online?: No.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 227-228 ↩