March 3, 1865
The occupation of Charlottesville, VA, by the Federal troops under Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan, USA, who continue to ride toward Petersburg, VA.
The Federals begin moving their convoy of Confederate prisoners up the Shenandoah Valley from Waynesborough to Winchester, VA, with skirmishes along the way at:
a) Harrisonburg (Mar. 5th)
b) Mount Jackson (Mar. 7th)
c) Rude’s Hill (Mar. 7th)
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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