Journal of Brigadier General E. Porter Alexander, commanding Arty/First/ANV, June 13-30, 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: In this day-by-day itinerary style report, First Corps Artillery commander E. Porter Alexander goes over his activities for the latter half of June 1864 at the Siege of Petersburg. Unfortunately, his journal entries are rather short, resulting in less than one page total of text. Interestingly, his last entry reads simply “June 30. Wounded.”
Source: Edward Porter Alexander Papers, #7, Southern Historical Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Available Online?: Not this journal, but portions of Alexander’s Papers have been digitized, including the period from September-December 1864 at the Siege of Petersburg!
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, p. 262 ↩