OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #39: Report of Major Jackson L. Bost, 37th NC, July 28, 1864

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80) (Broadfoot Supplement)

OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #39: Report of Major Jackson L. Bost, 37th NC, July 28, 18641

Image of Official Records, Volume XL, Part 1 and Broadfoot Supplement to the ORs, Volume 7SOPO 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 exceedingly frank and honest one-and-a-half-page report, Major Jackson L. Bost of the 37th North Carolina goes over what seems like a lot of confusion in his regiment during the July 28, 1864 First Battle of Deep Bottom.  Bost explains why he believes the regiment had such a tough time and he also reports his casualties in the engagement.  The 37th North Carolina was part of Lane’s Brigade, Wilcox’s Division, Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

Source: James Henry Lane Papers, Auburn University

Available Online?: Yes.  Available both on my site as an unpublished report as well as at the James Henry Lane Papers.

 

Source:

  1. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 299-300

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