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 Civil War Confederate Official Battle Reports


3,371 pages of official reports on Civil War battles created during the Civil War by Confederate military forces and the Confederate Department of War.



Civil War Confederate Official Battle Reports Disc

These volumes were printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces.

The reports include:

The Record of Fort Sumter, From its Occupation by Major Anderson, to its Reduction by South Carolina Troops During the Administration of Governor Pickens (1862)

General Beauregard's Official Report of the Battle of Manassas (1861)

Official Reports of Generals Johnston and Beauregard of the Battle of Manassas, July 21st, 1861. Also Official Reports of the Battle of 10th Sept., Brig. Gen. Floyd Commanding; Engagement at Oak Hill, Mo., Brig. Gen. Ben Mcculloch Commanding; Engagement at Lewinsville Sept. 11th, Col. J. E. B. Stuart Commanding; Engagement on Greenbrier River, Oct. 3rd, Brig. Gen. H. R. Jackson Commanding; Engagement at Santa Rosa Island, Oct. 8th, Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg Commanding; Engagement at Leesburg, Oct. 21st And 22d, Brig. Gen. N. G. Evans Commanding; Bombardment of Forts Walker And Beauregard, Nov. 7th, Brig. Gen. Thomas F. Drayton Commanding; Engagement At Piketon, Ky., Col. John S. Williams Commanding; Battle in Alleghany Mountains, Dec. 13th, Col. Edward Johnson Commanding; Battle of Chustenahlah, Which Took Place in the Cherokee Nation, on the 26th Of Dec., 1861, Col. James Mcintosh Commanding; Battle Of Belmont, Nov. 7th, Leonidas Polk, Major-General Commanding (1862)

Major-General Magruder's Report of His Operations on the Peninsula, and of the Battles of "Savage Station" And "Malvern Hill," Near Richmond (1862)

Report of the Roanoke Island Investigation Committee (1862)

Report of Affair at Port Royal Ferry on 1st January, 1862, J.C. Pemberton, Brigadier-General Commanding (1862) - By Confederate States of America Army. Fourth Military Division, South Carolina.

Letter of Secretary of the Confederate Navy Covering James River Squadron at Battle of Hampton Roads (1862) - "The official report of the naval engagement between the James River squadron, under the command of Flag Officer Franklin Buchanan, and the enemy's fleet, in Hampton Roads, on the 8th instant."

Report of Flag Officer Buchanan on Battle of Hampton Roads March 1862 (1862)

Communication from the Secretary of the Confederate Navy transmitting a copy of F. Forrest's report of the engagement between the steamer Harmony and the U.S. frigate Savannah (1862)

Message of the President, March 11, 1862 transmitting copies of such reports as have been received at the War Department of the defense and fall of Fort Donelson (1862)

Report of Thomas W. Wagner of the sinking of the stone fleet at the entrance of Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, February 12th, 1862 (1862)

Report of the Secretary of the Navy (1862) Concerning Rebuilding the Frigate Merrimac

Report of the Special Committee, on the Recent Military Disasters at Forts Henry and Donelson, and the Evacuation of Nashville (1862)

Correspondence between the Confederate War Department and General Lovell, relating to the defenses of New Orleans. Submitted in response to a resolution of the Confederate House of Representatives passed third February, 1863 (1863)

Report on vessels sunk and burnt in the Pamunkey River (1863)

Official Reports of Battles, Confederate Military Operations, February-June, 1863 (1864) - Transmitted to Congress January 7, 1864. The reports cover Confederate military operations, February-June, 1863. Skirmish at Olive Branch Church, Operations in Northwestern Virginia, Battle of Fleetwood

Official Reports of Battles - Reports of Engagements and Battles at Fort McAllister, Ga., Fayetteville, W. Va., Seven Pines, Va., Stono River, S. C., Richmond, Munfordsville and Perryville, Ky. Transmitted to Congress by President Jefferson Davis, Mar. 11 and Apr. 10, 1863 (1864)

Report of General Robert E. Lee, and subordinate reports of the Battle of Chancellorsville; Also, Reports of Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Brigadier General Fitz Lee, of Cavalry Engagements at Kelleysville. Also, Report of Brigadier General W.H.F. Lee, and Subordinates, of Cavalry Operations of the 14th and 15th of April, 1863. (1864)

Correspondence between the President and General Joseph E. Johnston, together with that of the Secretary of War and the Adjutant and Inspector General, during the months of May, June and July, 1863 (1864)

Official Reports of Battles, Embracing the Defence of Vicksburg, by Major General Earl Van Dorn, and the Attack upon Baton Rouge, by Major General Breckenridge, together with the reports of the battles of Corinth and Hatchie Bridge; the expedition to Hartsville, Tennessee; the affair at Pocotaligo and Yemassee; the action near Coffeeville, Mississippi; the action and casualties of the brigade of Colonel Simonton, at Fort Donelson (1863)

Official Report of the Battle of Chickamauga (1864) - Reports of General Bragg and subordinate commanders, transmitted to Congress, May 19, 1864

Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, Relative to the Fall of New Orleans (1864)

Report of Major General Hindman, of his Operations in the Trans-Mississippi District (1864)

Official Reports of Battles; Embracing Col. Wm. L. Jackson's Report of Expedition to Beverly; Maj. Gen. Price's report of evacuation of Little Rock; Maj. Gen. Stevenson's report of battle of Lookout Mountain; and Lt. Col. M. A. Haynes' reports of engagements at Knoxville, Limestone Creek, and Carter's Station. Published by order of Congress (1864)

Report of Brig. Gen. John S. Williams of Operations in East Tennessee, from 27th September to 15th October, 1863 (1864)

Report of Major General Loring, of Battle of Baker's Creek, and Subsequent Movements of His Command (1864)

Report of General Joseph E. Johnston of his operations in the departments of Mississippi and east Louisiana, together with Lieut. General Pemberton's report of the battles of Port Gibson, Baker's Creek, and the siege of Vicksburg (1864)

Report of Brigadier General Echols, of the Battle of Droop Mountain (1864) - Battle fought Nov. 6, 1863. Report dated Nov. 19, 1863, from Headquarters First Brigade, Army Southwestern Virginia.

Official Reports of Battles Transmitted to Congress by President Jefferson Davis, Dec. 19, 1863 (1864) - The reports cover Confederate military operations, March 1862 to November 1863

Report of Lieutenant General Holmes of the Battle of Helena; also, report of Lieutenant General A.P. Hill of the Battle of Bristoe Station; also, report of Major General Stevenson of expedition into east Tennessee (1864)

Message of the President transmitting a communication from the Confederate Secretary of War, covering a copy of the official report of General Joseph E. Johnston, relative to operations of the Army of Tennessee, submitted Oct. 20, 1864. (1865)

Additional Material

Lee's Dispatches; Unpublished Letters of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., to Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the Confederate States Of America, 1862-65, from the Private Collections of Wymberley Jones De Renne (1915).

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