OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #26: Newspaper Account of Lieutenant Thomas W. Lindsay, 49th NC, June 25, 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: Lieutenant Thomas W. Lindsay of the 49th North Carolina was not with his unit during the Battle of Staunton River Bridge. Instead, he had been convalescing at Danville, Va. trying to recover from a wound. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and when the Wilson-Kautz Raid targeted the Staunton river Bridge on the Danville Railroad, Lieutenant Lindsay found himself in charge of an ad hoc company of 84 fellow convalescents who were sent to the imperiled bridge. This report of the action contains a lot of good details of this company’s movements. As a bonus, I have this newspaper article on my site for full viewing.
Source: July 2, 1864 Richmond Sentinel, page 2, column 2
Available Online?: Yes. I have published this article in full on this site.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 268-269 ↩