December 24, 1864
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, resumes the command of the Army of the James, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
The Siege Train of the Union armies operating against Richmond, commanded by Brevet Brigadier General Henry L. Abbot, is officially permanently attached to the Army of the Potomac.
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, return to the Siege of Petersburg.
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:
- CLARK NC: 42nd North Carolina at the Siege of Petersburg
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #9: Reports of Major General James C. Duane, Corps of Engineers, November 13-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #248: Report of Lieut. William R. King, Corps of Engineers, Acting Chief Engineer, AotJ, December 24-31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864