|August V. Kautz (LOC)|
In the 1890's, William Carr, a former instructor at the Petersburg Female College and a participant in the June 9th engagement, published a letter about that day in the Petersburg Daily Index-Appeal. In preparing his account, Carr contacted August V. Kautz seeking information about a specific movement during the fight. Kautz, an aging veteran residing in Annapolis by that time, had suffered his share of failure in 1864. In response to Carr, Kautz wrote in part:
"I have no recollection of the movement you mention and it was perhaps some stupid movement of which there were others on that occasion . . . There were many blunders perpetrated in that eventful year in and around Petersburg . . . ." - August V. Kautz, March 14th, 1898 (Both Carr and Kautz's letters appear in Civil War Talks)
Raleigh E. Colston: "no mention . . . of my name"
|Raleigh E. Colston (LOC)|
"I confess that I have felt hurt that in the commemoration of the fight of June 9, 1864, which have taken place in Petersburgh [sic] year after year, no mention whatever has been made of my name in the City papers or the addresses delivered, so that it might be imagined that I was not there at all." - Raleigh E. Colston, October 7, 1895 in Civil War Talks