November 30, 1864
Major General Benjamin Butler asks permission of Ulysses S. Grant to reorganize his Army of the James into an all-White Twenty-Fourth Corps and an all-Black Twenty-Fifth Corps, the artillery and staff of the Eighteenth Corps to move to the new Twenty-Fourth Corps, and the artillery and staff of the Tenth Corps to move to the new Twenty-Fifth Corps.
Ulysses S. Grant asks Meade to have David McM. Gregg’s cavalry division of the Army of the Potomac make a strong reconnaissance in force on December 1 to Stony Creek to see if any portion of Wade Hampton’s Confederate cavalry has gone south to help deter William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- LT: November 30, 1864 Theodore Lyman
- LT: December 5, 1864 Luther Rice Mills (26th Virginia)
- NP: November 10, 1869 Washington (PA) Reporter: 140th Pennsylvania at the Siege of Petersburg, Part 7
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #7: Number 7. Return of Casualties in the Union Forces, Aug. 13-20, 18-21, 25, Sep. 29-30, Oct. 7, 13, 27-28, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. Dec. 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864