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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: March 10, 1865

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.)

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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