In my recent web wanderings searching for Siege of Petersburg material, I came across a fantastic resource on Wisconsin Civil War military units at the Wisconsin Historical Society web site.  The ten volume “Quiner Scarpbooks” contain letters from Wisconsin soldiers which were printed in newspapers during the war.  The Wisconsin Historical Society allows you to easily look for information by given units.  Pages are viewable on the web site, or you can download each volume in its entirety as a PDF.  I’ve chosen to do the latter.  I’ve already found several interesting letters from Petersburg, and plan to transcribe all I find at The Siege of Petersburg Online.  Go check them out.  I’ve provided links to the individual volumes below to get you started.

Direct Links to the Quiner Scrapbooks at the Wisconsin Historical Society Web Site (Free):

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RJSommers med Leadership Lessons from the Siege of Petersburg: Richard J. SommersDr. Richard J. Sommers, author of Richmond Redeemed, recently reprinted in a Second Edition by Savas Beatie, recently gave a talk about leadership at the Siege of Petersburg which aired on CSPAN.  Luckily for us, as Dr. Sommers writes in an email, it’s now available online:

C-SPAN filmed a presentation on “Richmond Redeemed: Enduring Lessons in Leadership from the Siege of Petersburg” which I delivered at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center on October 15.  The network broadcast the program in its “America History TV” series on November 29.  A link to that broadcast is given below:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?322035-1/discussion-siege-petersburg

If you’re interested in the Siege of Petersburg, I encourage you to go check it out!

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Check out the Siege of Petersburg Online for daily posts on battle accounts in newspaper articles, diary entries, letters and more!

What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books? See what a panel of bloggers said recently.

Want to read some interesting Civil War content from amateurs and pros alike? Check out the Top 10 Civil War Blogs and Top 10 Civil War Blogs: 11-20.

Springfield Breech Loading Conversions

by Fred Ray December 1, 2014

An interesting item is currently up for auction on Gunbroker – a Springfield rifle musket converted to a breech loader with a rolling block action. For those not familiar with the action, the Remington Rolling Block rifle was one of the best – I think the best – of the late 19thC crop of breech […]

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Civil War Book Preview: The Battle of Petersburg, June 15–18, 1864 by Sean Chick

by Brett Schulte December 1, 2014

First New Book on the Second Battle of Petersburg in 25 Years Sean Chick’s new book on the Second Battle of Petersburg will be published by Potomac Books in 2015.  I wanted to bring this one to readers’ attention with a sneak peek at the cover as well as some information on the book.  Look […]

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Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014, Part 3

by Brett Schulte November 26, 2014

The Chickamauga Campaign:A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22-September 19, 1863 by David A. Powell Savas Beatie Format: Hardcover, 696 pages Price: $37.50 ISBN: 978-1-61121-174-0 eBook: 978-1-61121-175-7 On Sale: November 2014 26 maps, 40 images TOCWOC’s Take: Even with all of the excellent Petersburg Campaign […]

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Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014, Part 2

by Brett Schulte November 18, 2014

The Last Citadel: Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865 (150th Anniversary Edition) by Noah Andre Trudeau Savas Beatie Format: Hardcover, 552 pages Price: $32.95 ISBN: 978-1-61121-212-9 eBook: 978-1-61121-213-6 On Sale: November 2014 6 x 9, 23 maps and 24 images TOCWOC’s Take: Just in time for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Siege of Petersburg comes this revised […]

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Was General Sherman Smeared?

by Fred Ray November 16, 2014

This being the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea, the venerable New York times has an article questioning just how bad Uncle Billy really was. Seems we have a new crop of historians who think that the Southern demonization of him was unwarranted, a sour grapes myth by the defeated Confederates perpetuated by […]

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