December 22, 1864
Hoke’s Division, Fourth Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, continues to leave the Siege of Petersburg, to help combat the Union attempts to capture Fort Fisher near Wilmington, North Carolina.
Hunton’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and Bratton’s Brigade, Field’s Division, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, are ordered to Gordonsville, Virginia to resist the advance of Union cavalry on that place.
General John Gibbon, commanding Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, is granted a 10 day leave of absence for health reasons.
One full brigade of the first Division, Army of West Virginia reaches Bermuda Hundred.
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
Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- NP: August 11, 1902 New Orleans Times-Picayune: Donaldsonville Cannoniers at the Siege of Petersburg, Part 9
- OR XLII P1 #361: Report of Brigadier General John Bratton, commanding Bratton/Field/First/ANV from July 30-Dec 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864