January 14, 1865
Major General John Gibbon is relieved from command of Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac in order to assume command of the Twenty-Fourth Corps, Army of the James.
Brigadier General Thomas A. Smyth assumes command of the Second Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- LT: January 15, 1865 Samuel K. Miller
- NP: January 27, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, January 19, 1865
- OR XLVI P1 #4: Itineraries of the Army of the Potomac, Sheridan’s Cavalry Command, and the Army of the James, January-April 1865
- OR XLVI P1 #6: Reports of Bvt. Col. James C. Duane, Engineers/AotP, Jan 14-Feb 25, 1865
- OR XLVI P1 #9: Reports of Bvt. Brigadier General Henry L. Abbot, 1st CT HA, commanding Siege Train, Jan 1-Mar 31, 1865
- OR XLVI P1 #177: Reports of Lieutenant William R. King, Corps of Engineers, Acting Chief Engineer, Army of the James, January 1-31, 1865