January 22, 1865
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant leaves Washington, D. C., returning to City Point and the Siege of Petersburg.
Confederate attack on the Union picket line on Bermuda Hundred, which attempted to find out if the obstructions in the James River could be passed by the Confederate James River Squadron in order to attack Grant’s headquarters and supply depot at City Point, Virginia.
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:
- ITINERARY: 48th North Carolina
- LT: January 24, 1865 Samuel K. Miller
- 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 #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
- ORN XI: Abstract log of the U. S. S. Hunchback, Lieutenant Joseph P. Fyffe, U. S. Navy