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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 40, Part 1 (Richmond, Petersburg)
Page 1 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

CHAPTER LII.

OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.

June 13-July 31, 1864.

PART I.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

June 13-July 31, 1864. - The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign.

20-23, 1864. - Expedition from Batchelder's Creek to vicinity of Kinston, N. C., and skirmish (22d) at Southwest Creek.

20-25, 1864. - Expedition against the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, N. C.

22-23, 1864. - Scout from Piney Green to Snead's Ferry and Swansborough, N. C.

July 27-August 4, 1864.- Expedition from Norfolk, Va., into North Carolina.

28-31, 1864.-Expedition from New Berne to Manning's Neck, N. C.

JUNE 13-JULY 31, 1864. - The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*

June 13, 1864. -Skirmish at White Oak Swamp.

Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, assigned to command of the Department of Richmond, vice Major General Robert Ransom, jr., ordered to Department of Western Virginia.

Skirmish at Riddell's Shop.

14, 1864. - Skirmish near Harrison's Landing.

15, 1864. - Skirmish at Malvern Hill.

Skirmish near Smith's Store.

Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Tenth Army Corps,vice Major General Quincy A. Gillmore.

15-18, 1864. - Assaults on the Petersburg lines.

16, 1864. - Action on the Bermuda Hundred front.

16-17, 1864. - Actions at Fort Clifton.+

17, 1864. - Skirmish on the Bermuda Hundred front.

18, 1864. - Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House.++

Major General David B. Birney, U. S. Army, in temporary command of the Second Army Corps.

Brigadier General William T. H. Brooks, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Tenth Army Corps.

19-July 31, 1864. - Siege of Petersburg and Richmond.

20, 1864. - Skirmish at White House.

Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House.++

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* Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this Summary no circumstantial reports are on file.

+ For Union naval reports, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 5, 1864.

++ For reports, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I.

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