January 21, 1865
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant warns Commander William A. Parker of the Union navy and Brevet Major General Edward Ferrero of the army defenses of Bermuda Hundred of a proposed attempt by the Confederate navy to proceed down the James River and destroy City Point while most of the Union ironclads were away with the Fort Fisher expedition.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- LT: January 21, 1865 Robert E. Lee
- 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 #177: Reports of Lieutenant William R. King, Corps of Engineers, Acting Chief Engineer, Army of the James, January 1-31, 1865
- ORN XI: Abstract log of the U. S. S. Eutaw, Lieutenant-Commander H. C. Blake, U. S. Navy