March 1, 1865
Skirmish at Mount Crawford, VA, as Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA, and Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt, USA, Union Cavalry meet up with Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA.
Major General George G. Meade returns to the Siege of Petersburg and the Army of the Potomac. He had been on leave of absence due to the death of his son.
The heart is suggested as the official corps badge of the 24th Corps, Army of the James by Corps commander Major General John Gibbon.
General Longstreet informs General Lee that Union Major General Edward O. C. Ord has told him Ulysses S. Grant has the authority to talk terms of peace with General Lee. Ord is badly mistaken, but the Confederates are not aware of this, yet.
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:
- CLARK NC: 3rd North Carolina Cavalry at the Siege of Petersburg
- LT: March 1, 1865 Theodore Lyman
- LT: March 2, 1865 Theodore Lyman
- 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 #180: Returns for the Army of Northern Virginia, Jan 10, 26-31, 31, Feb 10, 20, Feb 24-Mar 1, 1865