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.
Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco
Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- 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 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #364: Reports of Brigadier General Matthew W. Ransom, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, December 27-29, 1864