Today in the Petersburg Campaign: December 31, 1864

   

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December 31, 1864

President Abraham Lincoln contemplates removing Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA from command for the botched assault on Fort Fisher, Wilmington, NC.

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 Ronald A. Mosocco

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