1864 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee counterattacked Union forces with several brigades moved from Petersburg.
1864 - Union troops attacked Confederate defenses around Petersburg, Virginia, at the Battle of Poplar Springs Church (Peeble's Farm) with the intent to cut the last rail line into the city. The next day a second attempt was unsuccessful.
U.S. Civil War Quotes
"Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard. Not half of them get there." - Abraham Lincoln