November 16, 1864
Skirmish near Lee’s Mill, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
The colors of Second Corps regiments the 36th Wisconsin, 8th New York Heavy Artillery, and 164th New York are returned, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. These colors had been stripped after poor showings at the Second Battle of Ream’s Station, and were returned after better performance in subsequent battles.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- 150 Years Ago Today: Skirmish Near Lee’s Mill: November 16, 1864
- LT: November 16, 1864 Luther Rice Mills (26th Virginia)
- LT: November 16, 1864 Theodore Lyman
- MAP: Skirmish Near Lee’s Mill: November 16, 1864
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