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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: August 9, 1864

August 9, 1864

The explosion of Federal ammunition at City Point, VA, takes place as two Confederate agents smuggle a bomb aboard an ordnance supply ship unloading at the docks, causing a chain reaction of explosions, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

Affair near Sycamore Church, Richmond, VA.

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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