150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 19, 1864

October 19, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 19, 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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NP: October 19, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, October 15-18

October 19, 2014 October 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. THE WAR NEWS. ——– THE NORTH SIDE. Grant keeps persistently quiet. So far as fighting is concerned, the north side is as still as the grave. Monday night [October 17, 1864], about eleven o’clock, a great rumbling was heard in the direction of the enemy’s pontoon […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 18, 1864

October 18, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 18, 1864 Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available.  Even though there is corn in the fields […]

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NP: October 24, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: Gen. Butler’s Order on the Death of Gen. Birney

October 18, 2014 October 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. Gen. Butler’s Order on the Death of Gen. Birney. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23—The following order has been issued to the Army of the James, and it is reechoed by every soldier in the armies of the James, and the Potomac. HEAD-QUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, […]

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NP: October 20, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: The Late Major General David B. Birney

October 18, 2014 October 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. THE LATE MAJOR-GENERAL DAVID B. BIRNEY.—The remains of the gallant and lamented Major-General David B. Birney, who departed this life on Tuesday evening last [October 18, 1864], will be consigned to their final resting place on Friday afternoon [October 21, 1864], from his late residence, No. […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 17, 1864

October 17, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 17, 1864 Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available.  Even though there is corn in the fields […]

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LT: October 17, 1864 Theodore Lyman

October 17, 2014 Lyman Theodore

October 17, 1864 It is indeed not difficult to get material for a grumble, if one will but look about in this world. You see I can’t be enthusiastic about such a government as Lincoln’s, when I see, under my nose, the petty tyranny and persecution they practise against subordinate officers. Now there is Colonel […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 16, 1864

October 16, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 16, 1864 Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available.  Even though there is corn in the fields […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 15, 1864

October 15, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 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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UPR: Report of Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman, C. S. Army, commanding Clingman’s brigade, of operations June 16-18, 1864

October 15, 2014 Unpublished Reports Volume XL

Editor’s Note: Brett Schulte found this official report in the March 18, 1874 edition of Our Living and Our Dead, a New Bern, North Carolina post-war newspaper which focused on collecting war stories. I checked the Official Records (Volume 36, Part 2 and Volume 40, Part 1) and also Broadfoot Publishing’s Supplement to the Official […]

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