January 26, 1865
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant leaves his City Point Headquarters at the Siege of Petersburg to sail down to the Cape Fear River via Hampton Roads.
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 26, 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 #180: Returns for the Army of Northern Virginia, Jan 10, 26-31, 31, Feb 10, 20, Feb 24-Mar 1, 1865
- ORN XI: Report of Commander Parker, U. S. Navy, regarding complaints of his conduct made by Lieutenant-General Grant, U. S. Army
- ORN XI: Abstract log of the U. S. S. Eutaw, Lieutenant-Commander H. C. Blake, U. S. Navy
- ORN XI: Abstract log of the U. S. S. Hunchback, Lieutenant Joseph P. Fyffe, U. S. Navy