Today in the Petersburg Campaign: June 12, 1864

by Brett Schulte on June 12, 2006 · 0 comments

June 12, 1864

Action at Long Bridge, VA, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, begins to move the Army of the Potomac across the James River towards Petersburg, VA.

Skirmish at Piney River, by Amherst Court-House, VA, the Lynchburg, VA Campaign.

Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan, USA, is repelled by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton, CSA, at Trevilian Station, VA. Sheridan retreats back to join Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, near Petersburg, VA, deciding against trying to meet up with Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, around Lynchburg, VA.

Skirmish at White House Landing, VA, as the Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, VA, is concluded.

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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