OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #42: Report of Major General Robert F. Hoke, commanding Hoke/DNCSV, July 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: Major General Robert F. Hoke, commanding a division in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, gives his one-page report on the July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater. Hoke’s Division was holding the far left of the Confederate lines around Petersburg. The Crater explosion happened to his right on the lines of Bushrod Johnson’s Division.
Source: Copy in possession of Janet B. Hewett, Wilmington, North Carolina. If you know Ms. Hewett, or the current owner of this report, please CONTACT US. We would like to publish it in its entirety here.
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- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 303-304 ↩