Today in the Petersburg Campaign: June 14, 1864

   

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June 14, 1864

Skirmish near Harrison’s Landing, VA, the Richmond (VA) Campaign.

The Union Second Corps, Army of the Potomac begins crossing the James River by boat on the night of June 14-15, 1864, en route to Petersburg, Virginia.

Union engineers work feverishly to finish construction of a massive pontoon bridge over the James River at Wilcox’s Landing, finishing just before midnight.

The 91st Pennsylvania and 155th Pennsylvania are transferred from the Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac to the First Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.

The Union gunboat USS Eutaw shells Confederate cavalry at Turkey Bend on the James River.

Union regiments from William F. “Baldy” Smith’s Eighteenth Corps, Army of the James begin landing on Bermuda Hundred after being ferried there from White House.

Major General Quincy A. Gillmore is relieved of command of the Tenth Corps, Army of the James. Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, as the senior commander remaining, assumes command of the line of defenses on Bermuda Hundred.

Brigadier General Robert S. Foster assumes command of the First Division, Tenth Corps, Army of the James, by order of Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry.

The 132nd Ohio arrived at Bermuda Hundred and was ordered to report to Brigadier General Alfred Terry, commander of the Tenth Corps, Army of the James, for duty. He planned to distribute this and the other newly arrived Ohio regiments in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred without any official attachment to a specific unit.

The 130th Ohio arrived at Bermuda Hundred and was ordered to the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred and reported to General Pond of the Third Brigade, First Division, Tenth Corps, Army of the James for temporary duty in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred.

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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