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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: November 30, 1864

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.

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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