December 2, 1864
Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr., CSA, is mortally wounded during the Siege of Petersburg, VA, instantly killed by a Federal artillery shell, the day after his 32nd birthday, as he observed the enemy through his telescope.
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.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864
- NP: December 5, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Death of Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Dec. 2, 1864
- 150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: December 2, 1864