OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #45: Newspaper Account of the 62nd GA Cav, June 21-30, 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: Unidentified newspaper correspondent “GRANT” of the 62nd Georgia Cavalry gives a four-page account of his regiment’s movements and actions chasing after the Union raiders under James H. Wilson during the Wilson-Kautz Raid of late June to early July 1864. The 62nd Georgia Cavalry was temporarily attached to Dearing’s Brigade, Hampton’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia during this time. The 62nd Georgia Cavalry eventually became part of the 8th Georgia Cavalry not long after this raid was finished.
Source: Macon Daily Telegraph & Confederate, July 14, 1864, p. 2, c. 4-5
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. 310-314 ↩