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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: April 7, 1865

April 7, 1865

Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, confers with Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, through messages about the surrender of the Confederate Army under Lee, near Appomattox Court-House, VA, as the starving and worn remnants of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army cross the Appomattox River and receive much needed rations at Farmville, as the Union forces continue to surround them.

The engagement at Farmville, VA, as the Union forces continue to press Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, the Appomattox, VA, Campaign.

Brig. Gen. Thomas Alfred Smyth, USA, is mortally wounded at the engagement at Farmville, VA, while riding his horse and encouraging his men on the firing line, receiving his death wound from the rifle of a Confederate sharpshooter, shot in the mouth, and dying two days later.

The engagement at High Bridge, VA, the Appomattox, VA, Campaign.

Skirmish at Prince Edward Court-House, VA, the Appomattox, VA, Campaign.

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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