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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: May 5, 1864

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.

Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco

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