OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #49: Report of Lieutenant Colonel William H. A. Speer, 28th NC, June 13-July 3, 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 two-and-a-half-page report, Lieutenant Colonel William H. A. Speer of the 28th North Carolina covers his regiment’s operations east of Richmond while the Second Battle of Petersburg raged to the south on June 15-18, 1864. His regiment only reached the Petersburg front on the evening of June 18. He then goes into detail on his regiment’s movements from June 22-24, 1864 during the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road.
Source: James Henry Lane Papers, Auburn University
Available Online?: Yes. Available both on my site as an unpublished report as well as at the James Henry Lane Papers.
- Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part I, Reports, Vol. 7, pp. 322-324 ↩