May 5, 1864
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, lands at Bermuda Hundred and City Point (now Hopewell), VA, below Richmond, VA.
Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz’s, USA, raid against the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad, VA, including skirmishes:
a) at the Birch Island Bridges, the Blackwater River (6th)
b) Stony Creek Station (7th), and
c) at Jarratt’s Station and White’s Bridge (8th), VA.
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 3, 1864 Kennebec Journal: The Rebel Torpedoes in James River
- LT: May 7, 1864 Elias S. Peck
- LT: June 6, 1864 “F. B. W.” (50th NY Engineers)
- NP: July 17, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 95th NY at the Second Battle of Petersburg, June 18, 1864
- NP: July 17, 1864 Sunday Mercury (New York): 146th NY from the Wilderness to Petersburg