OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #56: Report of Captain John J. Shoemaker, commanding Lynchburg Beauregard VA Arty, June 13-July 31, 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 report, Captain John J. Shoemaker, commanding the Lynchburg Beauregard VA Artillery, gives an account of his battery’s movements and actions from June 13-July 31, 1864. Highlights include their participation in the affair with Union gunboats at White House Landing on June 20, 1864 and the pursuit of Wilson’s Raiders culminating in the June 29, 1864 First Battle of Reams’ Station.
Source: Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, Virginia, exact location not listed
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- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 335-336 ↩