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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: September 5, 1864

September 5, 1864

Skirmish near Stephenson’s Depot, north of Winchester, VA, on the Opequon River, with Early and Sheridan exchanging punches.

Federal reconnaissance to Sycamore Church, outside Richmond, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

Maj. Gen. David B. Birney, USA, is in temporary command of the Army of the James, 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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