January 12, 1865
The Federal expedition convoyed by the fleet of Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, USN, sails from the rendezvous off Beaufort, NC, for Fort Fisher.
The above expedition arrives at Federal Point, NC, for Fort Fisher, Wilmington, NC. 1-12/13/1865.
Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, USA, resumes command of the 9th US Army Corps, 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.
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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
- 150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: January 12, 1865
- NP: January 27, 1865 The Roman Citizen (Rome, NY): 15th NY Eng Letter, January 19, 1865
- LT: January 12, 1865 Charles Personius