Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Appomattox” in chapter 1.40 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
In the spring of 1864, when General Butler landed at City Point and threatened Petersburg, General Colston was ordered to Petersburg, where he remained in command of the lines south of the Appomattox until General Lee came with the Army of Northern Virginia.
During that period General Colston kept the enemy at bay, and repelled several assaults upon our lines; in one of which his horse was shot...
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