OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #46: Report of Colonel Dennis D. Ferebee, 4th NC Cav, June 10-15, 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: This nearly two-page report from Colonel Dennis D. Ferebee of the 4th North Carolina Cavalry covers the regiment’s actions leading up to and during the first day of the Second Battle of Petersburg on June 15, 1864. Ferebee describes in detail the Battle of Baylor’s Farm from the Confederate perspective. It was a small fight east of the main Dimmock Line, in which Ferebee’s regiment and a section of Graham’s Petersburg Artillery fought a delaying action against Hinks’ Division of the Eighteenth Corps, Army of the James. Interestingly to me, although Hinks’ Division was an all-Black division with the exception of the officers, Ferebee does not note this in his official report.
Source: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, exact location not noted.
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- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 315-316 ↩