150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: August 18, 1864


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August 18, 1864

The Battle of the Weldon Railroad (including combats at Globe Tavern, Yellow House, and Blick’s Station), VA, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, sends the 5th US Army Corps, under Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, westward outside Petersburg, in an attempt to surround Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, in Petersburg, 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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