May 31, 1864
The Operations at and about Cold Harbor, VA. (The battles of Cold Harbor and Bethesda Church were fought on June 1st-3rd).
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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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- NP: June 16, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Casualties of the 42nd VA Cavalry Battalion
- NP: December 9, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 55th PA at Bermuda Hundred, Second Petersburg and Chaffin’s Farm, May-November, 1864
- ORN Series 1, Vol. X: Report of Acting Master William B. Sheldon, U. S. S. Shokokon, May 28-June 23, 1864