November 13, 1864
Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, breaks off contact with Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA, and withdraws south back to New Market, VA, as his beleaguered force is further weakened when a large portion of his force is sent to assist Gen. Robert E. Lee’s, CSA, dwindling siege lines around Petersburg, VA. Early having fought over 70 plus engagements in his Valley Campaign, and taking the war north to Washington, D.C., is not normally remembered in the same vein as Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, ultimately because of Jackson’s success and Early’s defeat.
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.
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