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Today In The Petersburg Campaign

September 14, 1864

Brig. Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell, USA, dies near Petersburg, VA, from injuries suffered September 12, 1864, when he fell off his horse, being promoted to Brig. Gen. the day of his injury.

Skirmish near Berryville, VA, as Lieut. Gen. Richard H. Anderson, CSA, and his army corps again leaves for the Petersburg, VA, siege lines, depleting Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, of much needed men.  Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, is facing the same situation as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, is extending his Union siege lines around Petersburg, 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.

Copyright © 1993, 1994 by Ronald A. Mosocco


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