Acquisition No.: 2016-08
Title: Books: Civil War, Gettysburg Records, With Bonneauville References.
Item History:

The War of the Rebellion, a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.(Alias; The OR.) Prepared under the direction of the Secretary of War, by the late Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott, Third U.S. Artillery, Pursuant to acts of Congress. Series I - Volume XXVII - Parts I and II - Reports. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1889.

(Volumes I and II are cataloged as 2016-08A and 2016-08B.)

Vol. 27 in two books. Operations in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Department of the East. Including the Gettysburg Campaign. June 3-August 3, 1863.

Littlestown, McSherrystown, Two Taverns, Hanover, New Oxford and Bonaughtown (now Bonneauville) are recorded.

Below are Bonaughtown references. Most notable is the short overnight encampment of Gen. Sykes road weary men on and along the main street of the town on July 1 / 2. The Battle of Gettysburg had already begun. The marching troops were afforded little sleep on their way to combat the Rebles.

"…the Fifth Corps from Union Mills, via Hanover and McSherrystown, to Bonaughtown;…"

"July 1. -Marched to Hanover, and relieved the cavalry there under General Kilpatrick. At 7 p. m. resumed the march, and at midnight bivouacked at Bonaughtown; 20 miles….

July 2. -Marched at 4 a. m. for Gettysburg, 6 miles; arrived early. Occupied the positions and performed the work explained in my report of that battle…"

"July 5. -The division was engaged in burying the dead and collecting arms in front of our positions. One brigade was sent on a reconnaissance toward the Bonaughtown road,..."

"Our skirmishers were smartly engaged with the enemy toward the Bonaughtown road. The Fifth Corps arrived, and took position on our right."

"…moving to the rear by the Bonaughtown road about 2 miles, in support of General Gregg's cavalry."

"General Williams...division, commanded by Brigadier-General Ruger, joined ours, forming the extreme right, and extending toward the Bonaughtown turnpike and at right angles to it."

"HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, Bonaughtown, July 2, 1863-12. 30 a. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

GENERAL: On the receipt of General Meade's note to General Slocum, of the 1st instant, I left Hanover at 7 p. m. , and marched 9 miles to Bonaughtown, on route to Gettysburg. I shall resume my march at 4 a. m. Crawford's division had not reached Hanover at the hour I left there. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, GEO. SYKES"

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Location: Case VII
Acq. Date: 2/12/16
Acquired from: Central Md Estate Services auction
Price ($): 30.00
Type: accession