Petersburg: 1864. Elephant folio broadsheet, 30-1/2" x 30-1/2." Folded multiple times. Several splits at fold intersections, as expected; repaired with archival tape. Else, Very Good
This unusually detailed muster roll lists names of about 150 officers and men, with detailed manuscript "Remarks" in appropriate printed columns. It includes an interesting manuscript narrative of the Company's movements and assignments from May 3 to June 30, 1864, including Spottsylvania Court House, Massaponax Church, North Anna River and Cold Harbor. Four officers, 10 sergeants, 10 corporals, 60 artificers and 67 privates are listed. The account of events begins on May 3, with the regiment marching to the Rapidan River in Virginia, stopping at "Widow Tyler's." Action is described at Cold Harbor and elsewhere, and ends at "B. Jones' House in Jerusalem Plank Road, where we now are. On 22nd [June] was assigned to Genl. Barlow's command in Miles Brigade in the action on this day. The greater part of labour performed during the campaign has been on roads and bridges."
The 50th New York Engineers was a celebrated Union Civil War regiment. It fought in the Peninsula Campaign, the Seven Days Battles, and at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Grant's Overland campaign including the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Court House, North Anna, and Cold Harbor before being engaged in the siege of Petersburg. Item #37427