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150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: April 3, 1865

April 1, 1865

Action at Namozine Church, the Appomattox Campaign, VA, as Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and his Union cavalry press the retreating Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

The occupation of Petersburg and Richmond, VA, by the Union forces, as Brig. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, USA, and the Army of the James formally accepts the city’s surrender, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

President Abraham Lincoln visits Petersburg, VA, as the majority of the city was spared from being burned by the fleeing Confederates.

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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