OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #23: Report of Major R. Preston Chew, commanding HorseArty/Cav/ANV, June 20-23, 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 slightly more than half-page account, horse artillery commander Major R. Preston Chew lists the dates on which certain batteries were engaged and where the engagements took place. The report covers the end of the pursuit of Sheridan from Trevilian Station to the James River, and then the very beginning of the Wilson-Kautz Raid. Dates of engagements include June 20, 1864 at White House Landing, June 21, 1864 at Davis Farm south of Petersburg, and June 23, 1864 at Blacks and Whites.
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- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 264-265 ↩