OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #58: Excerpts from Memorandum of Major James D. Ferguson, AAIG, FitzLee/Cav/ANV, June 15-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 nine-plus-page memorandum, Major James D. Ferguson, the Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General of Fitz Lee’s Cavalry Division, provides a day by day itinerary style recounting of events in the division. Highlights include the pursuit of Sheridan’s Union Cavalry on its retreat from Trevilian Station as well as the First Battle of Reams’ Station on June 29, 1864. This is a FANTASTIC resource, and I would love to be able to reproduce it in full on my site for the benefit of researchers and students of the campaign.
Source: Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, Library of Congress
Available Online?: No. If you have access to this report, please CONTACT US. I would like to publish it on my site.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 337-345 ↩