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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: February 6, 1865

February 6, 1865

Brig. Gen. John Pegram, CSA, is mortally wounded at Hatcher’s Run, or Dabney’s Mill, VA, instantly killed by a Federal minie ball through his heart as he led his troops against the Federal positions of Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren’s, USA, 5th US Army Corps, with the Confederates being repulsed.

Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, USA, is assigned to command of the Dept. of Virginia, 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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