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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: February 15, 1865

February 15, 1865

Bryan Grimes, CSA, is appointed Maj. Gen.

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.

Union Second Corps commander Major General Andrew A. Humphreys departs on a temporary leave of absence.

Brevet Major General Nelson A. Miles hands over temporary command of the Second Corps to Brevet Major General Gwershom Mott, whose promotion to Brevet Major General has just been announced and back dated to August 1, 1864.  Mott outranks Miles as a result.

Gouverneur K. Warren’s Fifth Corps continues work on new entrenchments along Hatcher’s Run, the new left flank of the Army of the Potomac.

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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