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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: February 10, 1865

February 10, 1865

Capt. Raphael Semmes is promoted to Confederate Rear Admiral, CSN, and placed in command of the James River Squadron, VA, replacing Commodore J.K. Mitchell, CSN.

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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