This weekly series looks at the posts which have appeared over the last 7 days at The Siege of Petersburg Online: Beyond the Crater. It’s a way to show TOCWOC readers what I’ve been doing over at my other Civil War site.
The regiments of the First Brigade, Second Division, Union Second Corps, Army of the Potomac are beginning to have permanent homes at the Siege of Petersburg Online. These pages serve as a way to show commanders, strengths, weapons, how the unit fits into the Orders of Battle (OOBs) of all nine of Grant’s Offensives against Petersburg, as well as linking to any other page on the site in which the unit plays a prominent part. Examples include diary and letter entries written by men from a certain unit, regimental histories of the unit, reports from the Official Records where the unit is mentioned, original articles on the unit, and so on.
I also launched a new store at Beyond the Crater as a way to pass on Union Ordnance Returns and Confederate Inspection Reports to those interested at low cost while simultaneously making a little bit of money for use in purchasing more rolls from the National Archives. Any purchases there will serve to further The Siege of Petersburg Online and I appreciate the help I’ve received so far.
All other posts belong to the regular categories of Official Records reports and Octave Bruso’s diary entries for the week. Entries may be light for awhile since I am doing background work and research prior to publishing permanent homes for the regiments in Major General John Gibbon’s Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. In addition to these pages, the regiments will also be inserted into their proper places in the orders of battle for the First and Second offensives. Look for these to begin appearing soon.
- 20th MA: Touched with Fire; Civil War Letters and Diary of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
- 20th MA: Letters from a Surgeon of the Civil War
- 20th MA: Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865
- Number 353. Petersburg Campaign Report of Brigadier General William N. Pendleton, C. S. Army, Chief of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, of operations August 10-December 31
- 19th Massachusetts Infantry
- 19th MA: The Civil War Diary of Lieut. J.E. Hodgkins: 19th Massachusetts Volunteers from August 11, 1862 to June 3, 1865
- 19th MA: History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
- 19th MA: Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment
- Number 352. Petersburg Campaign Reports of General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, of operations August 15-19
- 15th Massachusetts Infantry
- 15th MA: The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1864
- January 8, 1887 Portland Evening Express: J.W. Spaulding on the Second Battle of Reams’ Station
- Number 351. Petersburg Campaign Reports of General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding Army of Northern Virginia, of operations August 16-December 27
- General Mahone’s 1892 Statement on the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, June 22, 1864
- 19th Maine Infantry
- 19th ME: The History of the Nineteenth Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865
- Number 350. Medals of Honor awarded for distinguished services under Resolution of Congress, Numbers 43, approved July 12, 1862, and section 6 of Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1863
- Number 349. Petersburg Campaign Report of Lieutenant Dorman L. Noggle, Fourth Wisconsin Battery, of operations October 7
- The Western Career of James St. Clair Morton: Chief Engineer of the Ninth Corps
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