Peebles' Farm, VA
September 30-October 2, 1864
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Richmond-Petersburg Campaign [June 1864-March
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, and Maj. Gen. G. K.
Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill and Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton
In combination with Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler’s
offensive north of the James River, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant extended his left
flank to cut Confederate lines of communication southwest of Petersburg.
divisions of the IX corps under Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, two divisions of the V
Corps under Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren, and
Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg’s cavalry
division were assigned to the operation.
On September 30, the Federals marched
via Poplar Spring Church to reach Squirrel Level and Vaughan Roads.
Federal attack overran Fort Archer, flanking the Confederates out of their
Squirrel Level Road line.
Late afternoon, Confederate reinforcements arrived,
slowing the Federal advance.
On October 1, the Federals repulsed a Confederate
counterattack directed by Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill.
The Union forces were reinforced by
Maj. Gen. Gershom
Mott’s division and resumed their advance on the 2nd.
The Federal troops captured the lightly defended Fort MacRae and extended their left flank to the vicinity
of Peebles’ and Pegram’s Farms.
After these limited successes,
Meade suspended the offensive.
A new line was entrenched from the Federal works on Weldon
Railroad to Pegram’s Farm.
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