December 25, 1864
Americans on both sides in the armies surrounding and defending Petersburg and Richmond celebrate Christmas Day, the last Christmas of the war, in the trenches.
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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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- 150 Years Ago Today: Christmas at the Siege of Petersburg: December 25, 1864
- LT: December 25, 1864 Samuel J. Bradlee (14th Battery Massachusetts Light Artillery)
- LT: December 25, 1864 John A. Mayers (99th Pennsylvania)
- NP: January 6, 1865 The Bedford Inquirer: A Signal Corps Soldier at Christmas, December, 1864
- NP: December 11, 1901 Anderson (SC) Intelligencer: Christmas in the Petersburg Trenches
- NP: December 28, 1964 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 35: Christmas At Petersburg, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #350: Medals of Honor, August 1-December 31, 1864
- 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