150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: December 20, 1864

   

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December 20, 1864

Scout down the Lee’s Mill Road by a small party of cavalrymen from Third Brigade, Second Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Hoke’s Division, Fourth Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, begins to leave the Siege of Petersburg, to help combat the Union attempts to capture Fort Fisher near Wilmington, North Carolina.

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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