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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: May 12, 1864

May 12, 1864

Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart, CSA, dies in Richmond, VA, from wounds received the day before at Yellow Tavern, VA.

Brig. Gen. James Byron Gordon, CSA, is mortally wounded at the combat near Meadow Bridge, VA, while defending Richmond, VA, from Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan’s, USA, cavalry raid, a day after Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart, CSA, was mortally wounded, dying in his nation’s capital on May 18, 1864.

The Engagement at Proctor’s Creek and Drewry’s Bluff (or Fort Darling), VA, as Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, CSA, now commanding at Petersburg, VA deflects Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s, USA, advance.

Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz’s, USA, raid against the Richmond and Danville Railroad, including the skirmish at Flat Creek Bridge, and Chula Depot (14th), VA, part of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s operations south of the James River, below Richmond.

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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