December 17, 1864
George G. Meade orders a 100 gun salute along the lines at Petersburg at sunrise to celebrate George Thomas’ victory over John Bell Hood at the Battle of Nashville.
Artillery skirmishes involving Union Fort Sedgwick and Fort Morton.
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.
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