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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: March 28, 1865

March 28, 1865

The final tweaks to Grant’s plan for the Ninth Offensive are made, and final orders are issued for the campaign which would finally take Richmond and Petersburg.

Federal expedition from Deep Bottom, VA, with the assistance of transports, ferries, and gunboats, to near Weldon, NC, where the Yankees meet little resistance, and with minor skirmishes, capturing some prisoners and Confederate supplies, cotton, etc. 3/28-4/11/1865.

Grant, Lincoln, Sherman, and Porter meet for a second day aboard the River Queen, docked in the James River near Grant’s headquarters at City Point, Virginia.

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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