150 Years Ago Today

June 29, 1864

Joseph Pannell Taylor, Union Brigadier General and brother of the late president Zachary Taylor, dies at Washington, D.C.

June 23, 1864

Army of the James commander Major General Benjamin Butler appoints Clara Barton in charge of diet and nursing at an X Corps hospital near Point of Rocks, Virginia. The “flying hospital” served the wounded from the fighting near Petersburg.

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