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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: October 27, 1864

October 27, 1864

The engagement at Boydton Plank Road or Hatcher’s Run, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.  10/27-28/1864.

The engagement at Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, the Richmond, VA, Campaign, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, attempts to move on Petersburg, VA, before winter, but to no avail as Maj. Gens. Henry Heth and William Mahone, CSA, repel Maj. Gens. Winfield Scott Hancock and Gouverneur K. Warren, USA.  (The final) Winter is fast approaching.  10/27-28/1864.

Skirmish in front of Fort Morton and Fort Sedgwick, 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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