OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #39: Report of Major Jackson L. Bost, 37th NC, July 28, 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 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 Available both on my site as an unpublished report as well as at the James Henry Lane Papers.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 299-300 ↩