Siege of Petersburg Online Posts: Week of 8/14/2011

by Brett Schulte on August 21, 2011 · 2 comments

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.  I’ve been finishing up posting for Field’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.  This includes unit pages for every regiment as well as all of the books I’m aware of which have been published on each specific unit.  The usual Official Records reports went out daily, and Octave Bruso’s diary entries appeared as well.  I reviewed Jim Clary’s new book on the 15th South Carolina and took some Petersburg Campaign notes from the relevant chapters.

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Lee Jamieson June 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm


My great-great grandfather, Lorenzo Lafayette Jamieson, and his father and tow brother fought in Company D of the 47th Alabama. Lorenzo and one brother, Alonzo, surrendered with the regiment at Appomattox. Their dad, William (“Rocky Bill”) resigned in early 1864 and the third brother, Prior, was wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness and was convalescing when the war ended.

I am interested in learning details of their locations at Petersburg and elsewhere during the war. Any info you might have would be appreciated.

Lee Jamieson


Brett Schulte June 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm


Thanks for writing in. First, you’ll want to bookmark my permanent page dedicated to the 47th Alabama. It’s currently a work in progress, but if you scroll through the page to the bottom you’ll see that the 47th was involved in the Fifth Offensive on September 29-30, 1864. In addition, I have all of the links to items on the 47th Alabama which appear anywhere at The Siege of Petersburg Online.



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