OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #15: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Alvin C. Voris, 67th OH, June 16, 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: In this two-page report, Lieutenant Colonel Alvin C. Voris gives an account of his 24 hours as General Officer of the Day (presumably for the First Division, Tenth Corps, Army of the James), in charge of the picket line. It covers the action on his portions of the lines on the Bermuda Hundred peninsula. This division (Foster’s) found that the Confederates opposite their lines had vacated their works (because Beauregard had ordered them to Petersburg to help with the Union onslaught there), and the picket line advanced and occupied those works. There were few casualties in this area on June 16, 1864. Voris gives the units and their unit strengths who were on the picket line during his 24 hour tour of duty.
Source: Manuscript in possession of Mr. Steve Calhoun (if you know Mr. Calhoun or the current owner, please CONTACT US and/or let them know we are interested in publishing this report on this site.)
Available Online?: No.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 235-236 ↩