Today in the Petersburg Campaign: June 17, 1864

by Brett Schulte on June 17, 2006 · 0 comments

June 17, 1864

Skirmish on the Bermuda Hundred, VA, front, as Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard fends off the 2nd Corps under Maj. Gen. Winfield Hancock, USA. Gen. Lee realizes Petersburg is Grant’s target and sends the Army of Northern Virginia to Petersburg, the Richmond (VA) Campaign.

The Engagment at Lynchburg, VA, where Lieut. Gen. Jubal A. Early, CSA, joins with Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, CSA, and forces Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA to retreat toward Parkersburg and Martinsburg, VA, temporarily clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Federals.

Skirmish at Diamond Hill, near Lynchburg, VA.

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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