September 19, 1864
Federal scout to Lee’s Mill and Proctor’s House, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
The Battle of Winchester (or the Opequon), VA, as Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA, makes good on his plan to attack Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, and his depleted force of 12,000, with fighting taking place along the Opequon River, Martinsburg Pike, Stevensburg Depot, Berryville Pike, etc. Total casualties approximate 7,950. Early is shaken.
Brig. Gen. Archibald Campbell Godwin, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Winchester, VA, instantly killed by a Federal artillery shell fragment.
Brig. Gen. Robert Emmett Rodes, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Winchester, VA, while leading his men in a counterattack against the Federal lines.
Brig. Gen. David Allen Russell, USA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Winchester, VA, instantly killed by a Confederate artillery shell fragment through his heart, while at the head of his command.
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.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #12: Reports of Major Benjamin F. Fisher, Chief Signal Officer, AotP, August 1-October 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #14: Report of Brigadier General Henry W. Benham, commanding Eng/AotP and Defenses of City Point, August 1-November 19, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #237: Reports of Colonel Charles H. Smith, 1st ME Cav, commanding 2/2/Cav/AotP, Sept 19 and Oct 11, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #247: Reports of Bvt. Major Peter S. Michie, Corps of Engineers, Acting Chief Engineer, Aug 1-Dec 20, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864
- 150 Years Ago Today at Petersburg: September 19, 1864
- NP: September 23, 1864 Richmond Examiner: The War News, September 21-22
- LT: September 26, 1864 Samuel K. Miller
- DI: September 1864 John D. Vautier (88th PA) Diary Entries
- LT: September 19, 1864 Henry F. Young (7th Wisconsin)
- NP: October 14, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 110th PA and The Election of 1864
- NP: February 25, 1925 Potsdam NY Courier and Freeman: Orlando P. Benson Diary, 92nd NY, Part 3
- CIR: P-15 Benning’s Brigade September 19, 1864
- ITINERARY: 85th Pennsylvania