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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: December 27, 1864

December 27, 1864

Major General Benjamin F. Butler returns to Fort Monroe from his failed Fort Fisher expedition to Wilmington, North Carolina.

Union artillery fires three shots as a signal for Confederate deserters to come over to Union lines, but the attempt only brings in three men.

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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