Statement of Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall, 48th GA, commanding Wright/Mahone/Third/ANV, 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: In this one-page letter to the Athens, GA newspapers The Southern Banner, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall of the 48th Georgia, commander of Wright’s GA Brigade, responds to criticism of Wright’s Brigade at the July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater from an August 1, 1864 editorial in the pages of the Petersburg Daily Express. In it, he gives an account of the actions of Wright’s Brigade at the Crater. Wright’s Brigade was part of Mahone’s Division, Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
Source: The Southern Banner (Athens, GA), August 10, 1864, page 1, column 6
Available Online?: Yes. I have published this article on my site.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 309-310 ↩