December 8, 1864
Federal expedition to Hicksford, and skirmishes, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. 12/7-12/1864.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, and 6,500 Union men are transported down the James River to Fortress Monroe, VA, to join the naval expeditionary force assembling there for the planned assault on Fort Fisher, to close the last remaining open confederate port at Wilmington, NC.
Skirmish at Hatcher’s Run, south of Petersburg, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
Gordon’s and Pegram’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia left the Shenandoah Valley from Waynesboro by train, en route to Richmond and the Siege of Petersburg.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- 150 Years Ago Today: Skirmish At Hatcher’s Run: December 8, 1864
- 150 Years Ago Today: Warren’s Stony Creek Raid, Day 2: December 8, 1864
- Blue & Gray Magazine, Vol. XXII, No. 3 (2005): The Petersburg Campaign: Beefsteak Raid & Applejack Raid
- CLARK NC: 1st North Carolina Cavalry at the Siege of Petersburg
- CLARK NC: 2nd North Carolina Cavalry at the Siege of Petersburg
- CLARK NC: 15th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg
- CLARK NC: 18th North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg
- “A Medal of Honor Winner’s Solo Charge”: The 88th Pennsylvania and the Applejack Raid, Dec. 7-14, 1864
- LT: December 8, 1864 Theodore Lyman
- LT: December 10, 1864 Theodore Lyman
- Map Showing Route of Expedition under Maj. Gen’l Warren from Petersburg to Hicksford, Va. to destroy the Weldon R. R., Dec. 7 to 12, 1864: Official Records
- MAP: Skirmish at Hatcher’s Run: December 8, 1864
- MAP: Warren’s Stony Creek Raid to Hicksford: December 8, 1864
- Map With Which We Set Out On Expedition to Hicksford, December 7-12, 1864: Official Records
- NP: December 8, 1864 Windham County Transcript: Letter from Grant’s Army, 1st CT Heavy Artillery
- NP: September 24, 1884 The Clarion (Jackson, MS): The Death Grapple at Petersburg: Last Days of Harris’ Mississippi Brigade, Part 3
- NP: October 25, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 2
- NP: November 22, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 3
- NP: December 7, 1964 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 34: A Raid Down The Railroad
- SHS Papers: Volume 9: History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade at Petersburg, Part 3 by James H. Lane
- Stony Creek Raid: December 7-12, 1864
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