December 24, 1864
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, resumes the command of the Army of the James, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
The Siege Train of the Union armies operating against Richmond, commanded by Brevet Brigadier General Henry L. Abbot, is officially permanently attached to the Army of the Potomac.
Hunton’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and Bratton’s Brigade, Field’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, return to the Siege of Petersburg.
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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