February 14, 1865
Wade Hampton, CSA, is appointed Lieutenant General.
Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, USA, resumes the command of the 6th US Army Corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
Federal expedition from Bermuda Hundred to Fearnsville and to Smithfield, VA, finds no Confederate resistance of any kind in this area. 12/11-15/1865.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton approves of Ulysses S. Grant’s request to give control of Graham’s Naval Brigade, Army of the James, to the U. S. Navy.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton grants Army of the Potomac commander George G. Meade to publish anything he would like in relation to the Battle of the Crater, following an unfavorable judgment rendered against Meade by the Committee on the Conduct of the War with regards to that battle.
Ninth Corps division commander Brevet Major General Orlando B. Willcox is granted a 15 day leave of absence, subject to recall by telegraph at a moment’s notice.
Andrew A. Humphreys directs Brevet Major General Nelson A. Miles to assume temporary command of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac during Humphreys’ leave of absence.
Major General Godfrey Weitzel assumes temporary command of the Army of the James while Major General Edward O. C. Ord is temporarily at Fort Monroe.
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