Battle of Fort Stedman (Petersburg, Virg
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Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. The following narrative, which was originally prepared for publication as a magazine article, has far exceeded the ordinary limits of such a paper, and is now printed as one more, though slight, contribution to the Litera ture of the Civil War. The writer served on the Staff of General John F. Hartranft, Commanding Third Divi sion, Ninth Army Corps, and was a Witness to, and par ticipant in, the battle. In addition to very full private data, he has had access to several reports not yet printed. He acknowledges his obligation to Generals Parke, Hart ranft, Willcox, and Tidball for very valuable information relating to the battle; and especial thanks to Comrade Francis W. Knowles (company B, Thirty-sixth Massa chusetts Volunteers), Chief Clerk at General Willcox's (first) Division Headquarters, for a drawing of the val uable map which accompanies this narrative, and for interesting details from his personal diary and retained copies of papers.