January 22, 1865
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant leaves Washington, D. C., returning to City Point and the Siege of Petersburg.
Confederate attack on the Union picket line on Bermuda Hundred, which attempted to find out if the obstructions in the James River could be passed by the Confederate James River Squadron in order to attack Grant’s headquarters and supply depot at City Point, Virginia.
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:
- LT: January 24, 1865 Samuel K. Miller
- ORN XI: Abstract log of the U. S. S. Hunchback, Lieutenant Joseph P. Fyffe, U. S. Navy
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