February 26, 1865
Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of West Virginia, and temorarily of all the troops of the Middle Military Division not under the immediate command of Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan, USA.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- OR XLVI P1 #4: Itineraries of the Army of the Potomac, Sheridan’s Cavalry Command, and the Army of the James, January-April 1865
- OR XLVI P1 #180: Returns for the Army of Northern Virginia, Jan 10, 26-31, 31, Feb 10, 20, Feb 24-Mar 1, 1865
- LT: February 26, 1865 Samuel K. Miller
- 150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: February 26, 1865