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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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 17, 1864

November 17, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 17, 1864 Union pickets along the Bermuda Hundred front near Battery No. 3 were driven in at night, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Artillery duel between Union Fort McGilvery and Confederate batteries across the Appomattox River, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 16, 1864

November 16, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 16, 1864 Skirmish near Lee’s Mill, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. The colors of Second Corps regiments the 36th Wisconsin, 8th New York Heavy Artillery, and 164th New York are returned, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. These colors had been stripped after poor showings at the Second Battle of Ream’s Station, and were returned after better […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Skirmish Near Lee’s Mill: November 16, 1864

November 16, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 16, 1864: Captain John O’Reilly of the 13th PA Cavalry Scouts the Area Near Lee’s Mill Early on the morning of November 16, 1864, 150 years ago today, Captain John O’Reilly of the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry took a party of 50 men, presumably of his own regiment, to scout the area near Lee’s Mill.  […]

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MAP: Skirmish Near Lee’s Mill: November 16, 1864

November 16, 2014 Other Siege of Petersburg Maps

1 Source: Portion of base map: Map of Prince George Co., Va. / made under the direction of A.H. Campbell, P.E. in charge of the Top. Dept. D.N.Va. by S.L. Sommers, asst. engr. ; app. July 18, 1864 by Albert H. Campbell. Additional information added by Brett Schulte. ↩

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LT: November 16, 1864 Luther Rice Mills (26th Virginia)

November 16, 2014 Mills Luther R.

Mills, of the 26th Virginia, had finally returned to the front at the Siege of Petersburg in November 1864 after being wounded at the Crater on July 30, 1864. Much had changed in his absence. Luther Rice Mills to John Mills Trenches near “Crater” Petersburg Va Nov 16th 1864 BROTHER JOHN: Your last letter was […]

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LT: November 16, 1864 Theodore Lyman

November 16, 2014 Lyman Theodore

November 16, 1864 They have made Sheridan a Major-General in the Regular Army.  I think he deserves it for that remarkable battle of Cedar Creek.  Those of Opequon and of Fisher’s Hill were joyous occasions; but he ought to have won those, because his forces were probably as two to one, and his cavalry immeasurably […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 15, 1864

November 15, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

November 15, 1864 No major events at the Siege of Petersburg today. 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 […]

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