On June 17, 1863, the 7th South Carolina left Chaffin’s Bluff and matched to Petersburg. The battle would begin on the 18th with Daniel writing that they were sent from Chaffin’s Bluff to Petersburg to meet Grant.
“We met him in a mile of the town. We went to work on our breast works. We soon put them up but before we got them done the Yankees [made] a charge on front of our line. We poured heavy fire into them and drove them back.”
The Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for History 2012.
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