150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: February 12, 1865

   

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February 12, 1865

Federal expedition from Bermuda Hundred to Fearnsville and to Smithfield, VA, finds no Confederate resistance of any kind in this area. 12/11-15/1865.

Major General Gouverneur K. Warren uses two brigades of his Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac to complete fortifications within a bridgehead across Hatcher’s Run at the Vaughan Road, allowing this area to be used as a jumping off point for future operations.

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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