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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: February 8, 1865

February 8, 1865

Robert E. Lee sends a report to the Secretary of War pointing out that he had to suspend military operations during the Battle of Hatcher’s Run due to the lack of meat to sustain his men.  He further cautioned that if this condition of affairs persisted, a disaster could be expected.

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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