Monday, May 28, 2012

Victory near Hanover Court House

Wednesday, May 28, 1862

General Fitz-John Porter of the Union Fifth Corps won a victory over a small force of Confederates led by General Lafayette Branch to secure the right flank of General George McClellan's army. During this engagement General John Sedgwick ordered his division, which included the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, to General Porter's former position near New Bridge.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 89.

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