October 16, 1864
Federal expedition from City Point into Surry County, VA, as the Federals traveled every main and by road between the Blackwater and James Rivers, below Bacon Castle and City Point, (now called Hopewell) visiting every residence, capturing all the citizens, negroes, and stock available. Even though there is corn in the fields and potatoes in the ground, this area is becoming barren of any livestock. 10/16-18/1864.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- George S. Gove Letter: October 16, 1864
- LT: October 16, 1864 Luke Ostrye
- NP: October 19, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, October 15-18
- NP: October 22, 1864 Philadelphia Inquirer: Army of the Potomac, October 16, 19-20
- NP: October 25, 1945 Baldwinsville NY Messenger: 185th New York at Petersburg, Part 2
- OR XL P1 #244: Reports of Colonel Henry L. Abbot, 1st CTHA, commanding Siege Train, June 14-October 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #246: Reports of Captain Henry R. Clum, Signal Corps, Chief Signal Officer, AotJ, Sept 1-Oct 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #247: Reports of Bvt. Major Peter S. Michie, Corps of Engineers, Acting Chief Engineer, Aug 1-Dec 20, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864