OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #19: Report of Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson, commanding First/ANV, June 13-October 19, 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 thirteen-page report from Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson covers the period of time during the Siege of Petersburg during which he was commanding the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. That said, the report diverges from Petersburg and moves to the Shenandoah Valley for most of August and September 1864, during which time Anderson was in the latter place with Early’s Valley Army. Anderson returned in late September 1864, at which point the report covers his last few weeks in command north of the James River until James Longstreet resumed command on October 19, 1864.
Source: Robert E. Lee Headquarters Papers, Virginia Historical Society
Available Online?: Sort of. Here are part one and part two of the “Diary of the First Corps” from the Official Records which gives a more bare bones version of what Anderson writes in his report.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 249-261 ↩