Southern Historical Society Papers.
XVIII. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1890.
The battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864.
An Address delivered before the A. P. Hill Camp of Confederate Veterans, of Petersburg, Va., in that city, on the 24th of June, 1890. by Comrade George S. Bernard.
It was my fortune as a member of the Petersburg Riflemen, Company E, Twelfth Virginia Infantry, General William Mahone's brigade, to take part in the memorable engagement known as The Battle of the Crater, and it is now proposed to give some account of the action—to tell a war story from the standpoint of a high private in the rear rank, supplementing information within my personal knowledge with some material drawn from other sources believed to be reliable—this being necessary to a proper understanding of what will be told.
On Saturday morning, the 30th of July, 1864, when the mine under the angle in the Confederate's works around Petersburg, known as Elliott's sailent,
J. N., Address of, 125.
Bartlett, General, 17.
Bennett, Col. R. T., 233, 241; His Address on The Confederate Soldier, 272; on Gen. Junius Daniel, 340.
Bernard, Geo. S., Address of, 3; Account of
Battle of Malvern Hill, 56.
Blackburn, Surgeon L. P., 430.
Blackmore, Courier J. H., 6.
Bonham, Gen. M. L., Death of, 93.
a negro, 49.
Couch, Gen. D. N., 66.
Cox, Gen. W. R., Address on the Life and
Character of Gen. S. D. Ramseur, 217.
Crater, Battle of the, Address by Geo. S. Bernard, 3; loss of Federals at, 21; relative forces of Federals and Confederates there, 26, 27.
Crawford, Col. W. P., Death of, 93.
Crew's House, 57.
McMaster, Col. F. W., 36
McRae. Gen. Wm., 325.
Mahone's Brigade, 3, 4; time of charge of, at the Crater, 33, 61.
Malvern Hill, Battle of, account of by Geo. S. Bernard, 56; Gen. McGruder's, 58, 62; Gen. Lee's, 62: Gen. F. J. Porter on, 64; Gen.
McClellan, 65; Gen. Couch, 66; Gen. Early, 69.
Manship, Mrs., Luther, her S