OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #43: Letter of Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman, commanding Clingman/Hoke/DNCSV, June 17, 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: Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman wrote a lengthy letter covering nearly two full newspaper columns to The Daily Confederate in Raleigh, NC discussing the actions and movements of his brigade (Clingman/Hoke/DNCSV) on June 17, 1864 at the Second Battle of Petersburg. This five-page letter is a response to a note from Colonel John T. Goode of Wise’s Brigade asking Clingman about how he had treated the soldiers and officers of that brigade. Clingman answered these charges, and then called out Goode for having published a letter in a Richmond paper which did not give Clingman’s Brigade any credit for the defense of Petersburg on June 17.
Source: July 18, 1864 The Daily Confederate (Raleigh, NC), page 2, columns 3-4
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- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 304-309 ↩