Today in the Petersburg Campaign: March 10, 1865

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March 10, 1865

Federal expedition from Suffolk, VA, to Murfree’s Depot, NC, with skirmish (10th) at South Quay, VA.  3/10-11/1865.

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Timothy Pearson Winstead January 28, 2022 at 2:06 pm

March 10, 1865

Federal expedition from Suffolk, VA, to Murfree’s Depot, NC, with skirmish (10th) at South Quay, VA. 3/10-11/1865.

Are there more details available about this Federal Expedition? I am trying to find the location of a Widow Lawrence and a Dr. Holland who lived in this area. My Great-Great Grandmother, Rowena Pearson, passed through Union lines during February 1865. She, along with her three young children, were headed to Point Lookout to secure the release of her sick husband, William H. Pearson, 55th NC. She was unable to locate her husband and was told he had already been sent South. Rowena, continued to her father’s home in Green Castle, Indiana. Pearson died at Point Lookout Pearson died at the POW camp in late March 1865.

thank you

Brett Schulte February 2, 2022 at 8:12 am

Tim,

Thanks for the inquiry! It took me a bit to find the information in the Official Records because this little expedition is sort of tangential to the main Petersburg-Richmond Campaign. There is a report on the expedition in the Official Records, Volume XLVI, Pt. 1, page 548: https://books.google.com/books?id=a253AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA546#v=onepage&q&f=false

It’s not as much as some affairs receive, but it is at least something.

Brett Schulte
The Siege of Petersburg Online

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