Summary Of the Principal Events of the Petersburg Campaign from June 12 to July 31, 1864

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 80)

PART I.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

June 13-July 31, 1864. – The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign.

20-23, 1864. – Expedition from Batchelder’s Creek to vicinity of Kinston, N. C., and skirmish (22d) at Southwest Creek.

20-25, 1864. – Expedition against the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, N. C.

22-23, 1864. – Scout from Piney Green to Snead’s Ferry and Swansborough, N. C.

July 27-August 4, 1864.- Expedition from Norfolk, Va., into North Carolina.

28-31, 1864.-Expedition from New Berne to Manning’s Neck, N. C.

JUNE 13-JULY 31, 1864. – The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*

June 13, 1864. -Skirmish at White Oak Swamp.

Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, assigned to command of the Department of Richmond, vice Major General Robert Ransom, jr., ordered to Department of Western Virginia.

Skirmish at Riddell’s Shop.

14, 1864. – Skirmish near Harrison’s Landing.

15, 1864. – Skirmish at Malvern Hill.

Skirmish near Smith’s Store.

Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Tenth Army Corps,vice Major General Quincy A. Gillmore.

15-18, 1864. – Assaults on the Petersburg lines.

16, 1864. – Action on the Bermuda Hundred front.

16-17, 1864. – Actions at Fort Clifton.+

17, 1864. – Skirmish on the Bermuda Hundred front.

18, 1864. – Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House.++

Major General David B. Birney, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Second Army Corps.

Brigadier General William T. H. Brooks, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Tenth Army Corps.

19-July 31, 1864. – Siege of Petersburg and Richmond.

20, 1864. – Skirmish at White House.

Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House.++

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* Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this Summary no circumstantial reports are on file.

+ For Union naval reports, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 5, 1864.

++ For reports, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I.

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June 21, 1864. – Action at Howlett’s Bluff.*

Skirmishes at White House of Saint Peter’s Church and Black Creek, or Tunstall’s Station.+

22, 1864. – Engagement near the Jerusalem Plank Road.

22-July 2, 1864. – Expedition against the South Side and Danville Railroads, with skirmishes at Reams’ Station (22d), at Staunton River Bridge, or Roanoke Station (25th), and engagements at Sappony Church, or Stony Creek (28-29th), and at Reams’ Station (29th).

23, 1864. – Skirmish at Jones’ Bridge.+

24, 1864. – Engagement at Saint Mary’s Church.+

Action at Hare’s Hill.

27, 1864. – Major General Winfield S. Hancock, U. S. Army, resumes command of the Second Army Corps.

28, 1864. – Action at Howlett’s Bluff.*

30-July 1, 1864. – Actions on Four-Mile Creek, at Deep Bottom.*

July 12, 1864. – Skirmish at Warwick Swamp.

Skirmish at Turkey Creek.*

14, 1864. – Action at Malvern Hill.*

16, 1864. – Action at Four-Mile Creek.*

Action at Malvern Hill.*

17, 1864. – Skirmish at Herring Creek.

18, 1864. – Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Tenth Army Corps.

19, 1864. – Brigadier General John H. Martindale, U. S. Army in temporary command of the Eighteenth Army Corps, vice Major General William R. Smith, relieved.

22, 1864. – Major General Edward O. C. Ord, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Eighteenth Army Corps.

23, 1864. – Major General David B. Birney, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Tenth Army Corps.

27, 1864. – Skirmish near Lee’s Mill.

27-29, 1864. – Demonstration on the north bank of the JameS River and engagement at Deep Bottom (or Darbytown, Strawberry Plains, and New Market Road).

28, 1864. – Action at Four-Mile Creek.*

30, 1864. – Explosion of the Mine and assault on the Crater.

Skirmish at Lee’s Mill.

REPORTS, ETC.++

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* For Union naval reports, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 5, 1864.

+ For reports, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I.

++ See also Vol. XXXVI, Part I, for the following reports of operations during the period covered by this volume, viz: Sheridan, June 13-August 4; Torbert. June 13-28; Custer, June 13-July 1; Alger, June 13-July 3; Walker, June 13-July 1; Devin, June 13-July 2; Merritt, June 12-25; D. McM. Gregg, June 13-July 7; Davies, June 13-July 4; Kester, June 13-August 17; J. Irvin Gregg. June 13-July 6; McParlin, June 12-July 30. For Thomas C. Devin’s report, covering period from July 4 to July 31, see Vol. XLIII, Part I.

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