December 26, 1864
George G. Meade orders a 100 gun salute along the lines at Petersburg to celebrate William Tecumseh Sherman’s capture of Savannah, Georgia.
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:
- NP: December 28, 1964 Petersburg Progress-Index: Siege Centennial, Part 35: Christmas At Petersburg, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #9: Reports of Major General James C. Duane, Corps of Engineers, November 13-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864