More of the troops in Virginia to be mustered out
January 5, 1866
The withdrawal of more Union troops from Virginia encourage southerners looking to repair ties with the Union.
Major-General Terry, commanding the Department of Virginia, acting under instructions from Major-General Meade, has directed the immediate muster-out of the Second Pennsylvania heavy artillery and the Eight Maine volunteer infantry.
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