150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 21, 1864

October 21, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 21, 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 21, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: Army of the Potomac, October 17-19

October 21, 2014 October 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. ———- Special Correspondence of the Inquirer. MR. E[DWARD]. CROSPSEY’S LETTER. Quiet in the Army CITY POINT, Tuesday, Oct. 18, A. M. No change yet on any part of our lines. The October calm or nature seems to have infected the military status, […]

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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 20, 1864

October 20, 2014 150 Years Ago Today

October 20, 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 20, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, October 13 and 19

October 20, 2014 October 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Brett Schulte. THE WAR NEWS. ——– THE NORTH SIDE. Yesterday [October 19, 1864] was emphatically dies non as regards war news in the vicinity of this city.  On the north side there was the usual shelling of Dutch Gap, which goes on regularly day and night, Yankee lies […]

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Review: The Battle of First Deep Bottom

October 20, 2014 Civil War Books

Price, James S. The Battle of First Deep Bottom. (The History Press: September 2014). 160 pages, illustrations, over 35 images, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-60949-541-1 $19.99 (Paperback). Benjamin F. Naylor of the 183rd Pennsylvania asked, “who will write up the Deep Bottom fights?” in the October 18, 1883 edition of the National Tribune, […]

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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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