Today in the Petersburg Campaign: March 25, 1865

   

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in March 1865

March 25, 1865

The Confederate assault upon and capture of Fort Stedman, led by Maj. Gen. John Brown Gordon, CSA, as Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, orders a surprise attack at 4:00 a.m. to force Lieut. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, to contract his siege line and protect his supply depot at City Point, VA.  As the Confederates lack the initiative or manpower to press forward, the Federals regroup and counter attack, forcing the Confederates back to their original defensive lines.  Total casualties approximate 5,500, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

Action at Fort Fisher, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

Action at the Watkins House, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

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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