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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 11, 1864

July 11, 1864

The capture of railroad trains at Magnolia, MD.

Skirmish at Frederick, MD.

The District of Columbia militia is called into service of the United States.

The Skirmish near Ft. Stevens, Washington, DC, between Lieut. Gen. Jubal A. Early, CSA, and the hastily assembled Union troops, where after skirmishing, Early decides to terminate any attempt to carry Washington, D.C.  President Abraham Lincoln observes the fighting from the trenches.

The 1st and 2nd Divisions, 6th US Army Corps, and an advanced detachment of the 19th US Army Corps, arrive at Washington, DC.

Maj. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, USA, is assigned to the command of the detachment  of the 19th US Army Corps in the Dept. of Washington, DC.

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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