Thursday, July 4, 2013

Capture of African Americans by Union troops

John McEntee - Captain
Headquarters Army of the Potomac
Aug. 3, 1864

Another scout (colored), supposed to have been captured yesterday, just came in and reports that his colored friends near Stony Creek told him that Butlers brigade of cavalry was lying at Reams Station. General Hampton was in that vicinity with one brigade (Rossers), between Reams Station and Stony Creek. He also reports that his friends told him that on Sunday last General Lees cavalry division marched from the north side of the Appomattox River to Dinwiddie Court-House, and on Monday marched back north of Petersburg. This man is familiar with the country about Reams Station, etc. His wife now lives on Stony Creek, and lie has many acquaintances about there with whom he has talked.

Additional Details
African Americans Involved: 1
Army: Union
Source Location: Headquarters Army of the Potomac
Source Recipient: Major-General Andrew A. Humphreys

The War of the Rebellion Series. 1 Vol. 42 Part II Page 26-27

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