OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #53: Report of Major General Henry Heth, commanding Heth/Third/ANV, June 13-August 17, 1864

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

OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #53: Report of Major General Henry Heth, commanding Heth/Third/ANV, June 13-August 17, 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 one-page report, Major General Henry Heth, commanding Heth’s Division, Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, covers an attack by Gen. Cooke’s North Carolina Brigade on the Charles City Road east of Richmond.  The report states June 18, 1864, but I think someone mistyped the date.  I would have expected this fighting to occur sometime between June 13-16, 1864.  Heth’s Division reached Petersburg on June 18, 1864. Heth mentions his division was not engaged from June 18 to August 17 1864, but twice helped build earthworks north of the James River from New Market Heights to the B. Aiken house.

Source: Eleanor Brockenbrough Library, Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, exact location not listed

Available Online?: No. If you have access to this report, please CONTACT US.  I would like to publish it on my site.

 

Source:

  1. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, p. 330

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