June 2, 1864
Brig. Gen. George Pierce Doles, CSA, is mortally wounded near Bethesda Church, VA, killed instantly by a Union sharpshooter, while inspecting his troops’ entrenchment lines.
Affair at Covington, VA, with Brig. Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones, CSA, pitted against Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA; Jones is destined to die 3 days later.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- OR XL P1 #137: Report of Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. La Motte, 4th DE, June 1-30, 1864
- NP: June 16, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Casualties of the Hampden VA Artillery
- NP: June 21, 1864 Raleigh Confederate: 4th NC Casualties, May 30 and June 2-3
- NP: July 17, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 95th NY at the Second Battle of Petersburg, June 18, 1864
- NP: July 24, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 170th NY from Spotsylvania to Jersualem Plank Road
- NP: July 24, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 5th NY Veteran Remains Separated at the Siege of Petersburg
- NP: December 9, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 55th PA at Bermuda Hundred, Second Petersburg and Chaffin’s Farm, May-November, 1864
- ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Correspondence of Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee and Major General Benjamin F. Butler Regarding Obstructions for James River May 11-June 7, 1864