November 25, 1864
Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys, USA, is assigned to the temporary command of the 2nd US Army Corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, is granted a 20 day leave of absence from command of the 2nd US Army Corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
Special Orders No. 136 orders the USCT regiments of the Ninth Corps Army of the Potomac to transfer to the Army of the James, and Colonel Potter’s Provisional Brigade of the Army of the James to transfer to the Army of the Potomac, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. With Butler’s Army of the James containing all of the Black regiments in front of Petersburg and Richmond, a new all-Black Twenty-Fifth Corps would be formed in early December 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.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- NP: November 25, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Disappearing Mail in Pickett’s Division
- NP: August 11, 1902 New Orleans Times-Picayune: Donaldsonville Cannoniers at the Siege of Petersburg, Part 9
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