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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: September 12, 1864

September 12, 1864

Brig. Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell, USA, is critically wounded near Petersburg, VA, where he suffers a fall from his horse, dying two days later on Sept. 14, 1864.

Joshua Blackwood Howell, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

President Abraham Lincoln notifies Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant of his dismay over Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s lack of progress in the Shenandoah Valley.

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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