150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 22, 1864

November 22, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 22, 1864 Artillery duel involving Batteries 5 and 9 and Fort McGilvery on the Union side, unknown batteries on the Confederate side, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. 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 […]

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The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864 by Sean M. Chick

November 22, 2014 First Offensive

The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864 by Sean M. Chick BTC’s Take: I’ve had the chance to read some of the chapters prior to release, and gave the book the following praise: “For the first time in nearly twenty-five years, the Second Battle of Petersburg gets its due in book form. Sean Chick takes a […]

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LT: November 22, 1864 Theodore Lyman

November 22, 2014 Lyman Theodore

November 22, 1864 As it was fine, after three days’ rain, General Humphreys bestirred himself to give rational entertainment to the two Englanders; and so General Meade ordered a couple of brigades of cavalry turned out and a horse-battery. We first rode along the rear line and went into a fort there. It made quite […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 21, 1864

November 21, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 21, 1864 Major General Joseph B. Kershaw’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia returns to the Siege of Petersburg and is stationed on the far left of the lines east of Richmond. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of the […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 20, 1864

November 20, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 20, 1864 Brevet Brigadier General James Gwyn is assigned to command Third Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. 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 […]

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LT: November 20, 1864 Delavan Bates (30th United States Colored Troops)

November 20, 2014 Soldier Studies Collection

Editor’s Note: The Soldier Studies web site (http://www.soldierstudies.org) collects and publishes letters written during the Civil War. Owner/editor Chris Wehner was kind enough to grant me written permission to publish a selection of letters from his site which focus on the Siege of Petersburg.  Look for letters to appear here during the 150th anniversary of the Siege of […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 19, 1864

November 19, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 19, 1864 Army of the Potomac Special Orders No. 313 assigns Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, returned from his wounding on June 18, 1864, to command First Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of […]

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LT: November 19, 1864 Theodore Lyman

November 19, 2014 Lyman Theodore

November 19, 1864 The rain continued, being cold, by way of variety, and from the northeast; whereby it happened that we got no mail, Be-cause what? as small Co says. Well, because the captain of that gallant ship went and ran her aground somewhere on a shoal which they told me the name of — […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 18, 1864

November 18, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 18, 1864 Federal scout to Disputanta, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Federal attempt to retake picket lines lost the previous night on Bermuda Hundred, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. 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 […]

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LT: November 18, 1864 Theodore Lyman

November 18, 2014 Lyman Theodore

November 18, 1864 Warm it is this morning — too much so; I would prefer it frosty, but remember the farmer whom Jupiter allowed to regulate the weather for his own farm, and who made very poor crops in consequence. As Albert(1) came last night, I honorably discharged the ebony John this morning, giving him a character, […]

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