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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: January 8, 1865

January 8, 1865

The naval fleet under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, USN, and the transport fleet containing the expeditionary forces against Fort Fisher, arrive at rendezvous off Beaufort, NC.

Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord, USA, assumes command of the Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, as well as the Army of the James, vice Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, relieved from command.

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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