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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: July 9, 1864

July 9, 1864

The Confederate forces under Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, levy the city of Frederick, MD for $200,000 in retribution for the suffering extracted on the Shenandoah Valley by Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA.

The Battle of Monocacy, MD, where Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, routs the Federals under Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace, USA, and heads toward Washington, DC.

Skirmish at Urbana, MD.

2 additional divisions of the 6th US Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, embark at City Point, VA, the Petersburg, VA lines for the defense of Washington, DC, against Jubal Early, CSA.  Maj. Gen. George Meade, USA, orders additional pressure to be exerted on Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Petersburg, VA, lines.

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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