Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Battle of Fair Oaks - Aftermath

Friday, June 6, 1862

The Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment had remained in an advanced line near Fair Oaks Station since the battle on May 31. Today General Bull Sumner ordered his corps to move nearly a half mile closer to Richmond, with the left wing of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment across the Richmond and York Railroad and in the front line.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 102.

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