March 10, 1865
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant asks Secretary of War Edwin Stanton if Brevet Brigadier General Thomas M. Harris can be quickly made a full brigadier general of volunteers, as the regiment he is colonel of is being mustered out. Harris commands the Independent Division, 24th Corps, Army of the James.
General James Longstreet orders Gary’s Cavalry Brigade to scout down the Williamsburg Road to White Oak Swamp and see if a rumor that George Thomas’ army, 30,000 strong, had reinforced the Army of the James. (The rumor isn’t true.)
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- ITINERARY: 48th North Carolina
- LT: March 10, 1865 Theodore Lyman
- NP: March 31, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, March 18, 1865
- 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 #9: Reports of Bvt. Brigadier General Henry L. Abbot, 1st CT HA, commanding Siege Train, Jan 1-Mar 31, 1865