March 28, 1865
The final tweaks to Grant’s plan for the Ninth Offensive are made, and final orders are issued for the campaign which would finally take Richmond and Petersburg.
Federal expedition from Deep Bottom, VA, with the assistance of transports, ferries, and gunboats, to near Weldon, NC, where the Yankees meet little resistance, and with minor skirmishes, capturing some prisoners and Confederate supplies, cotton, etc. 3/28-4/11/1865.
Grant, Lincoln, Sherman, and Porter meet for a second day aboard the River Queen, docked in the James River near Grant’s headquarters 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:
- 150 Years Ago Today: Planning Grant’s Ninth Offensive Against Petersburg and Richmond: March 24-28, 1865
- LT: March 28, 1865 Justus G. Matteson (10th New York Cavalry)
- LT: March 28, 1865 Theodore Lyman
- LT: March 29, 1865 Theodore Lyman
- MAP: 9th Offensive Against Petersburg, Meade’s Tweak: March 28, 1865
- MAP: Map of the Battlefield of Five Forks, VA. April 1st 1865 and of Field of Operation Preliminary to It Showing the Operations of the Fifth Army Corps Commanded by Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren (Chamberlain, Passing of the Armies)
- MOLLUS WI V1: Assault on the Lines of Petersburg, April 2, 1865 by Charles H. Anson
- NP: April 3, 1865 Richmond Examiner: Latest News from the North, Sherman and Sheridan, March 25-28, 1865
- NP: April 3, 1865 Richmond Examiner: Operations on the Southside, March 28-31, 1865
- NP: December 6, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 5
- Number 200. Appomattox Report of Bvt. Major General Wesley Merritt, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry, Army of the Shenandoah
- Number 205. Appomattox Report of Major James Bliss, Eighth New York Cavalry, Second Brigade
- Number 207. Appomattox Report of Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Hall, First Vermont Cavalry
- Number 27. Appomattox Report of Captain Lucius H. Ives, Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry
- Number 28. Appomattox Report of Lieutenant Colonel Welcome A. Crafts, Fifth New Hampshire Infantry
- Number 36. Appomattox Report of Lieutenant Colonel Denis F. Burke, Eighty-eighth New York Infantry
- Number 37. Appomattox Report of Major Seward F. Gould, Fourth New York Heavy Artillery
- Number 59. Appomattox Report of Captain J. Frank Morgan, Fourteenth Connecticut Infantry
- Number 60. Appomattox Report of Major John T. Dent, First Delaware Infantry
- Number 76. Appomattox Report of Asst. Surg. Charles K. Winne, U. S. Army, Medical Inspector
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