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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: June 20, 1864

June 20, 1864

Federal expedition against the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, NC, and if possible, to burn the large covered bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River, by men under Maj. Gen. David B. Birney, USA. The Federals get sidetracked a bit, but do end up seizing prisoners weapons, horses, etc, as well as destroying 2 ferry boats and a schooner loaded with salt at Swansborough.

Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House, VA with Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA, Cavalry, the Richmond (VA) Campaign.

Skirmish at White House, VA, 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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