Summary Of the Principal Events

   

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in Part 1 (Serial Number 87)

P A R T I.

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SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

August 1-December 31, 1864.-The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign.

September 9, 1864.-Capture of Steamer Fawn and skirmish at Currituck Bridge, Va.

29, 1864.-Action in Scuppernong River, N. C.*

October 11-13, 1864.-Scout from Camp Palmer to Gum Swamp, N. C.

15-17, 1864.-Expedition from Bernard’s Mills to Murfree’s

Station, Va., and skirmish (16th) at the Blackwater.

16-18, 1864.-Expedition from City Pint into Surry County, Va.

27-28, 1864.-Destruction of the Confederate ram Albemarle, at

Plymouth N. C.+

December 5, 1864.-Capture of the tug-boat Lizzie Freeman, near Smithfield, Va.

6-10, 1864.-Expedition from Portsmouth, Va., to Hertford, N. C.

7-27, 1864.-Expedition to and operations against Fort Fisher, N. C.

10-15, 1864.-Scout from Core Creek to Southewest Creek, N. C., and skirmishers.

11-19, 1864.-Operations about Broadwater Ferry and Chowan River, Va.

15, 1864.-Expedition from Fort Monroe to Pagan Creek, Va.

20-22, 1864.-Engagement at Poplar Point, N. C.

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AUGUST 1-DECEMBER 31, 1864.-The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign.+

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

August 1, 1864.-Skirmish at Deep Bottom.

3, 1864.-Action near Wilcox’s Landing.+

4, 1864.-Action near Harrison’s Landing.+

5, 1864.-Explosion of Confederate mine in front of the Eighteenth Army Corps.

Skirmish at Cabin Point.

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* For Union naval reports, see Annual Report of the Secretary of

the Navy, December 4, 1865.

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

+Continued from Vol. XL, and, in addition to the separate events here enumerated, embracing the siege of Petersburg and Richmond.

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

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August 7, 1864.-Major General Philip H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, assigned to temporary command of the Middle Military Division.

9, 1864.-Explosion at City Point.

Affair near Sycamore Church.

13, 1864.-Actions at Four-Mile Creek* and Dutch Gap.

13-20, 1864.-Demonstration on the north bank of the James River, at Deep Bottom (including combats at Fussell’s Mill, Gravel Hill, Bailey’s Creek, Deep Run (or Creek), White’s Tavern, Charles City Road, New Market Road, &c.).

14, 1864.-Major General John G. Parke, U. S. Army, in command of the Ninth Army Corps.

18-21, 1864.-Battle of the Weldom Railroad (including combats at Globe Tavern, Yellow House, and Blick’s Station).

22, 1864.-Skirmish on the Vaughan Road.

23, 1864.-Action on the Dinwiddie Road, near Reams’ Station.

24, 1864.-Skirmish near Reams’ Station.

Action on the Vaugham Road, near Reams’ Station.

25, 1864.-Battle of Reams’ Station.

27, 1864.-Major General Edward O. C. Ore, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Army of the James.

31, 1864.-Skirmish near the Davis House.

September 2, 1864.-Reconnaissance beyond Yellow Tavern, on Weldon Railroad.

3, 1864.-Affair near Sycamore Church.

4, 1864.-Major General John Gibbon, U. S. Army, in temporary

command of the Eighteenth Army Corps.

5, 1864.-Major General Davis B. Birney, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Army of the James.

5-6, 1864.-Reconnaissance to Sycamore Church.

7, 1864.-Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, resumes command of the Army of the James.

10, 1864.-Assault on Confederate work at the Chimneys.

13, 1864.-Scout to Poplar Spring Church.

15, 1864.-Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie Court-House, and skirmish.

16-17, 1864.-Affair at Coggins’ Point (16th) and pursuit of the Confederates.

19, 1864.-Scout to Lee’s Mill and Proctor’s House.

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

29-30, 1864.-Battle of Poplar Spring Church (including combats at Fort Harrison, Fort Gilmer, New Market Heights, and Laurel Hill).

29-Oct. 2, 1864.-Battle of Poplar Spring Church (including combats at Wyatt’s, Peebles’, and Pegram’s Farms, Chappell House, and Vaughan Road).

October 1, 1864.-Byt. Major General Godfrey Weitzel, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Eighteenth Army Corps.

7, 1864.-Engagement on the Darbytown and New Market Roads (including combats at Johnson’s Farm and Four-Mile Creek).

8, 1864.-Reconnaissance on the Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads.

11, 1864.-Byt. Major General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Tenth Army Corps.

11-12, 1864.-Scout toward Stony Creek Station.

13, 1864.-Engagement on the Darbytown Road.

17, 1864.-Lieutenant General James Longstreet, C. S. Army, ordered to resume command of his army corps.

27, 1864.-Skirmish in front of Fort Morton and Fort Sedwick.

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

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October 27-28, 1864.-Engagement at Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road.

Engagement at Boydtown Plank Road or Hatcher’s Run.

29, 1864.-Skirmish at Johnson’s Farm.

November 1- 5, 1864.-Scout from Bermuda Hundred into Charles City County.

5, 1864.-Skirmishes in front of Forts Haskell and Morton.

7, 1864.-Reconnaissance toward Stony Creek.

16, 1864.-Skirmish near Lee’s Mill.

24, 1864.-Skirmish near Prince George Court-House.

25, 1864.-Major General Andrew A. Humphreys, U. S. Army, assigned to temporary command of the Second Army Corps.

28, 1864.-Scout toward Stony Creek Station.

Major General Winfield S. Hancock, U. S. Army, assigned to command of a new veteran volunteer army corps (to be organized).

December 1, 1864.-Expedition to Stony Creek Station, and skirmish.

3, 1864.-The Tenth and Eighteenth Army Corps discontinued and the Twenty-fifth Army Corps organized, to be commanded respectively by Major Gens. Edward O. C. Ord and Godfrey Weitzel, U. S. Army.

4, 1864.-Skirmish near Davenport Church.

7-12, 1864.-Expedition to Hisksford, and skirmishers.

8, 1864.-Skirmish at Hatcher’s Run.

9-10, 1864.-Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run, and skirmishes.

10, 1864.-Skirmish in front of Fort Holly.

14, 1864.-Major General Edward O. Co. Ord, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Army of the James.

24, 1864.-Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army, resumes command of the Army of the James.

30, 1864.-Major General John G. Parke, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Army of the Potomac, and Bvt. Major General Orlando B. Willcox, U. S. Army, of the Ninth Army Corps.

REPORTS, ETC.*

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* For reports of Brigadier General Henry J. Hunt, chief of artillery, Army of the Potomac, and Colonel Henry L. Abbot, commanding Siege Train, Captain Marcus W. Murdock, One hundred and eleventh New York Infantry, and Confederate Roll of Honor, see Vol. XL, Part I, pp. 277, 655, 351, 810, respectively.

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