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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: May 9, 1864

May 9, 1864

Skirmish at Brandon (or Brander’s) Bridge, VA, with the Federal Army of the James.

Engagement at Fort Clifton, VA, as Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, decides to withdraw back to City Point, VA.

Engagement at Sift Creek, or Arrowfield Church, VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s, USA, operations of the Army of the James south of the James River, VA.

Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s, USA, Cavalry expedition from Todd’s Tavern to the James River, including combats at:
a) Davenport
b) Beaver Dam Station, North Anna and at the Davenport Ford (9th and 10th)
c) Ground Squirrel Bridge, or Church (11th)
d) Glen Allen Station (11th)
e) Ashland (11th)
f) Yellow Tavern (11th)
g) Meadow Bridge (12th)
h) Mechanicsville (12th)
i) Strawberry Hill (12th)
j) Brock Church or Richmond Fortifications (12th)
k) Jones Bridge, Mattapony Church, Haxall’s, White House Landing, Hanover Court-House, etc.

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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