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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: March 5, 1865

March 5, 1865

The monitor Sangamon passes Fort Monroe, bound for the James River to protect City Point.

General Longstreet indicates to General Lee that Sheridan’s cavalry is in all likelihood headed in the direction of Richmond, and that Pickett’s infantry division and Confederate cavalry should be enough force to discourage Sheridan from attacking the city.

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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