150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 17, 1864

   

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October 17, 1864

Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available.  Even though there is corn in the fields and potatoes in the ground, this area is becoming barren of any livestock.  10/16-18/1864.

Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet, CSA, is ordered to resume command of his army corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign, after recovering from battle wounds received at the Wilderness in May, 1864.

Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Order the book HERE.

Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco

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