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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: November 28, 1864

November 28, 1864

Federal scout toward Stony Creek Station, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

Federal expedition from Winchester into Faquier and Loudoun Counties, VA, by Bvt. Maj. Gen. Wesley Merritt, destroying over $410,000 of property including: 87 horses, 474 Beef-cattle, 100 sheep, 230 barns, 8 mills, 1 distillery, 10,000 tons of hay and 25,000 bushels of grain.

Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock,  USA, is assigned to the command of a new veteran volunteer army corps (to be organized), the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

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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