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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: October 7, 1864

October 7, 1864

The engagement on the Darbytown and New Market Roads, including combats at Johnson’s Farm and Four-Mile Creek, as Confederate forces attack and try to push back the Union siege forces around Petersburg, VA, but to no avail, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

Brig. Gen. John Gregg, CSA, is mortally wounded in the action while attempting to push back the Federal troops on the Darbytown Road, below Richmond, VA.

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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