March 26, 1865
Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan’s US Cavalry command crosses the James River, VA, to combine forces with Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA. As Grant laid low and continued to apply pressure on the Army of Northern Virginia, he allowed the other Union armies to one by one dissect the bowels of the Confederacy. Now, with only Lee’s army remaining as an obstacle, Grant will plunge into the heart of the Confederacy.
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: March 26, 1865 Robert E. Lee
- LT: March 26, 1865 Theodore Lyman
- MAP: 9th Offensive Against Petersburg, Meade’s Tweak: March 26, 1865
- Number 199. Appomattox Reports of Major General Philip H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry
- Number 76. Appomattox Report of Asst. Surg. Charles K. Winne, U. S. Army, Medical Inspector
- SHS Papers: Volume 9: History of Lane’s North Carolina Brigade at Petersburg, Part 3 by James H. Lane
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