War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0267 SIEGE OF SUFFOLK, VA.

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APRIL 11- MAY 4, 1863.-Siege of Suffolk, Va.


April 11, 1863.-Confederate forces, under command of Lieutenant General James Long street, advance upon Suffolk.

Skirmish on the South Quay Road, near the Black Blackwater.

12-13, 1863.-Skirmishes on the Edenton, Providence Church, and Somerton Roads.

14, 1863.-Engagement at the mouth of West Branch and near the Norfleet House, Nansemond River.

15, 1863.-Engagement near the Norfleet House.

Skirmish on the Edenton Road.

17, 1863.-Skirmishing generally along the lines.

19, 1863.-Capture of Battery Huger, Hill's Point.

23, 1863.-Affair at Chuckatuck.

24, 1863.-Skirmish on the Edenton Road.

May 1, 1863.-Skirmish at South Quay Bridge.

2-4, 1863.-Confederate force retire from Suffolk.

3, 1863.-Skirmishes near Hill's Point and Reed's Ferry Nansemond River.

Skirmish at Chuckatuck.

Reconnaissance of the Providence Church Road.

4, 1863.-Skirmish at Leesville.


Numbers 1.-Major General John A. Dix, U. S. Army, commanding the Department Of Virginia, with congratulatory orders.+

Numbers 2.-Abstract from "Record of Event" in the Department of Virginia, April 11-May 4.

Numbers 3.-Captain Charles L. Davis, Eighty-second Pennsylvania Infantry, Chief Signal Officer.

Numbers 4.-Major General John. J. Peck, U. S. Army, commanding at Suffolk.+

Numbers 5.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.

Numbers 6.-Brigadier General Michael Corcoran, U. S. Army commanding First Division, Seventh Army Corps.

Numbers 7.-Major Alexander G. Patton, First New York Mounted Rifles, of skirmish on the Edenton Road, April 15.

Numbers 8.-Itinerary of the First Brigade, Brigadier General Henry D. Terry, U. S. Army, commanding, April 11-30.

Numbers 9.-Colonel Robert S. Foster, Thirteenth Indiana Infantry, commanding Second Brigade.

Numbers 10.-Lieutenant Colonel John McConihe, One Hundred and sixty-ninth New York Infantry.

Numbers 11.-Itinerary of the Third Brigade, Colonel Mathew Murphy, One hundred and eighty-second New York Infantry, commanding, April 9-May 3.

Numbers 12.-Colonel William McEvily, One hundred and fifty-fifth New York Infantry.

Numbers 13.-Itinerary of the Reserve Brigade, Colonel David W. Wardrop, Ninety-ninth New York Infantry, commanding, April 24-May 1.

Numbers 14.-Brigadier General Charles C. Dodge, U. S. Army, commanding Southeast Front.


* For reports of Actg. Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, Lieuts. W. B. Cushing and R. H. Lamson, and Actg. Master C. H. Brown, U. S. Navy, see Annual Reports of the Secretary of the Navy, December 7, 1863.

+ See also dispatches between Keyes, Dix, Hooker, and Peck, April 11-May 4, and Dix's and Peck's telegrams to Halleck, in "Correspondence, etc.," post.