OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #47: Postwar Account of Brigadier General Nathaniel H. Harris, commanding Harris/Mahone/Third/ANV, June 18-August 21, 1864

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80) (Broadfoot Supplement)

OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #47: Postwar Account of Brigadier General Nathaniel H. Harris, commanding Harris/Mahone/Third/ANV, June 18-August 21, 18641

Image of Official Records, Volume XL, Part 1 and Broadfoot Supplement to the ORs, Volume 7SOPO 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 three-page postwar letter to his division commander William Mahone, Brigader General Nathaniel H. Harris, commander of the Harris’ MS Brigade, Mahone’s (previously Anderson’s) Division, Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, details his brigade’s actions on important days during the first few months of the Siege of Petersburg.  Highlights include a description of the June 22-23, 1864 Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, fighting on August 18, 1864 during the Second Battle of Deep Bottom, and fighting on August 21, 1864 in the closing phase of the Battle of Globe Tavern.

Source: Letter, Nathaniel H. Harris to William Mahone, August 2, 1866. Personal Papers Collection, William Mahone Papers, 1866-1895, Accession 22178 (Folder 1), Archives and Records Division, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia

Available Online?: No.

 

Source:

  1. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 317-319

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