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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: June 2, 1864

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.

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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