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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 1, 1864

October 1, 1864

The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, including combats at Wyatt’s, Peebles’, and Pegram’s Farms, Chappell House, and the Vaughan Road, Richmond, VA, Campaign as Lieut. Gen. A. P. Hill, CSA, beats back the Union offensive.  However, the Union lines are extended which further stretches the already thin Rebel lines.

Brig. Gen. John Dunovant, CSA, is mortally wounded during the fighting on the Vaughn Road, south of the James River, VA, following the Federal capture of Fort Harrison, VA.

Bvt. Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, USA, is in temporary command of the 18th US Army Corps, 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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