Today in the Petersburg Campaign: August 13, 1864

by Brett Schulte on August 13, 2006 · 0 comments

August 13, 1864

Affair at Berryville, VA, the Shenandoah Valley, VA, Campaign.

Actions at Four-Mile Creek and Dutch Gap, VA.

Federal demonstration on the north bank of the James River, at Deep Bottom, as Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, attempts to divert Gen. Robert E. Lee’s, CSA, attention away from Petersburg, Virginia, with little success, including combats at:
a) White’s Tavern
b) Charles City Road
c) New Market Road
d) Fussell’s Mill
e) Gravel Hill
f) Bailey’s Creek
g) Deep Run (or Creek), etc, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
Skirmish near Strasburg, VA, as the action begins to pick up between Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, and Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA.

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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