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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 8, 1864

November 8, 1864

Union soldiers of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the James vote for President on the front lines of an ongoing war at the Siege of Petersburg.

Brig. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain returns to duty after recovering from his wounding at the Second Battle of Petersburg in June 1864.

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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