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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: December 8, 1864

December 8, 1864

Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, and 6,500 Union men are transported down the James River to Fortress Monroe, VA, to join the naval expeditionary force assembling there for the planned assault on Fort Fisher, to close the last remaining open confederate port at Wilmington, NC.

Skirmish at Hatcher’s Run, south of Petersburg, VA, the Richmond, 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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