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 Posted: Tue Dec 11th, 2007 12:01 am
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Location: Pennsylvania USA
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I'm new to this board, so I'm not sure where to post this question, but here goes anyway.

I had a great-great uncle who was killed in the Civil War on April 7, 1865.  An article in his hometown newpaper reads as follows:

The funeral sermon of Cayton D. Grist, who was killed April 7th, 1865, on the Weldon rail-road in the Battle of Petersburg on the 3rd day of the engagement, will be
preached ....

However, I can find no record of a 'Battle of Petersburg' on April 7, 1865, only the Battle of Farmville (65 miles from Petersburg).

Could this be a mistake in the reporting, or possibly a separate skirmish that did occur on the Weldon Railroad below Petersburg on the same date ?

I'm confused and am wondering if anyone has any ideas ...



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