LT: December 14, 1864 Samuel K. Miller

December 14, 2014 Miller Samuel K.

December 14, 1864 Army of the Potomac, Petersburgh, Virginia #18 Dear Silence, I received your letter of the 4th yesterday, which was the 13th also finding me in good health. The last time I wrote you we had marching orders. On Friday evening [December 9, 1864] about dark we all pulled up stakes, as we […]

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LT: December 14, 1864 Theodore Lyman

December 14, 2014 Lyman Theodore

December 14, 1864 General Winthrop [in speaking of Warren’s operations]1 said his brigade bivouacked in a cornfield; it blew, snowed and sleeted all night, and when reveille beat in the morning, you could only see what seemed a field full of dead bodies, each covered with a rubber blanket and encased with ice. Some of […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: December 13, 1864

December 13, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

December 13, 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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LT: December 13, 1864 Robert E. Lee

December 13, 2014 Lee Robert E.

No. 172. [Telegram] (Copy) Petersburg, Dec. 13/64. Hon. J. A. Seddon, While Genl. Warren was before Belfield(1) the enemy moved up the Roanoke against Fort Branch and from Newbern against Kinston. Both parties retired before the forces sent against them. All is quiet in that District. (Signed) R. E. Lee      Resp. submitted for the information of the President. […]

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LT: December 13, 1864 Theodore Lyman

December 13, 2014 Lyman Theodore

December 13, 1864 As the Rebels have known the fact for some time, and as the newspapers have hinted at it in unmistakable terms, I conceive there is no impropriety in my saying that we have now with us the 6th Corps once again. A week ago Sunday night [December 4, 1864] the first division […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: December 12, 1864

December 12, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

December 12, 1864 Federal expedition to Hicksford, and skirmishes, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.  12/7-12/1864. 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, […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Warren’s Stony Creek Raid, Day 6: December 12, 1864

December 12, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

Warren’s Stony Creek Raid: December 7-12, 1864: Applejack, Ice, and Wrecking a Railroad Note: Click to see maps of the Stony Creek Raid, which should help you follow along with the action. Brief Summary: On December 12, 1864, 150 years ago today, the Stony Creek Raid to Hicksford wound down to a conclusion.  Wade Hampton, stymied […]

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LT: December 12, 1864 Theodore Lyman

December 12, 2014 Lyman Theodore

December 12, 1864 Clear and cold we have had it this day, blowy this morning but still in the evening. Last night it blew in a tremendous manner. My tent flapped in a way that reminded one of being at sea, and my chimney, for the first time got mad and actually smoked. My only consolation […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: December 11, 1864

December 11, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

December 11, 1864 Federal expedition to Hicksford, and skirmishes, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.  12/7-12/1864. 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, […]

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150 Years Ago Today: Warren’s Stony Creek Raid, Day 5: December 11, 1864

December 11, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

Warren’s Stony Creek Raid: December 7-12, 1864: Applejack, Ice, and Wrecking a Railroad Note: Click to see maps of the Stony Creek Raid, which should help you follow along with the action. Brief Summary: On December 11, 1864, 150 years ago today, Warren’s Stony Creek Raid on Hicksford was coming to an end.  Warren simply had […]

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