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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: February 10, 1865

February 10, 1865

Capt. Raphael Semmes is promoted to Confederate Rear Admiral, CSN, and placed in command of the James River Squadron, VA, replacing Commodore John K. Mitchell, CSN.

The First Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac, which includes former regiments of the original Iron Brigade, is ordered to Baltimore temporarily, including the 6th Wisconsin, 7th Wisconsin and 24th Michigan.  The 6th and 7th Wisconsin are later allowed to stay behind.

Jefferson Davis approves of Robert E. Lee’s intention to order a proclamation giving amnesty to all deserters who return to the Confederate army within a set time.

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.

Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco

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