OR XL P1 (Broadfoot Sup.) #50: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Robert V. Cowan, 33rd 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 one-page report, Lieutenant Colonel Robert V. Cowan of the 33rd North Carolina covers his regiment’s movements southeast of Richmond while the Second Battle of Petersburg occurred. His regiment did not reach the battlefield until the evening of June 18, 1864, after the major fighting was over. He goes on to cover the 33rd’s movements and actions on June 22, 1864 at 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 Available both on my site as an unpublished report as well as at the James Henry Lane Papers.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. 324-325 ↩