Confederate morning report, 13 x 4.25 in. (minor soil).
In April 1862 the 9th Virginia Infantry was stationed at Cedar Point Battery in Virginia on the lower Potomac. Soon, however, the regiment would be on the move and would participate in a series of significant engagements. On July 1, 1862, the 9th participated in the Battle of Malvern Hill where Captain James J. Phillips (1832-1908) saved the regimental colors. The regiment then participated in the Second Battle of Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and most notably in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. The unit was part of Amistead's Brigade which briefly breached the Union line at The Angle in what became known as the Confederate high water mark before being thrown back with heavy casualties. Phillips took command of his regiment at Gettysburg when his commanding officer was mortally wounded. He himself was wounded though he survived the battle. Sergeant John Cowling (1836-1864) also survived Gettysburg but was killed in 1864 at Drewry's Bluff.
A scarce document with a strong connection to Pickett's Charge and the heroic Captain Philips.
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