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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: June 18, 1864

June 18, 1864

Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House, VA, the Richmond (VA) Campaign.

Maj. Gen. David B. Birney, USA, is temporarily in command of the 2nd US Army Corps, VA, as Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, is wounded, the Richmond (VA) Campaign.

Brig. Gen. William T.H. Brooks, USA, assumes the command of the 10th US Army Corps, the Richmond (VA) Campaign.

A concerted probing attack at Petersburg by most of the Union army is followed up by a few specific sorties, but Petersburg holds, 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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