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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: March 23, 1865

March 23, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln departs from Washington, D.C., with his wife and son, to confer with Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, at City Point, VA, outside Petersburg, VA.

The Second Corps, Army of the Potomac is reviewed at 2:30 in the afternoon. Several brigades of the Fifth Corps and Sixth Corps help to cover for the Second Corps along the lines during the event.

General Fitzhugh Lee is assigned to command all of the Confederate cavalry north of the James River.

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.

Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco

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