January 30, 1865
Federal scout to Long Bridge and Bottom’s Bridge, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant returns to City Point and the Siege of Petersburg after a brief trip to Fort Fisher.
The First Division, Army of West Virginia is being referred to as the Independent Division, 24th Corps as early as this date.
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:
- LT: January 30, 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 #175: Report of Colonel Andrew W. Evans, 1st MD Cav, commanding 3/Cav/AotJ, January 30, 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