Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Confederate Artillery Attack Harrison's Landing

Thursday, July 31, 1862

The Confederates had positioned an arsenal of artillery opposite the James River, and began shelling the Union camp at Harrison's Landing at one o'clock in the morning. Union artillery successfully repulsed the Confederate barrage before dawn.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 139.

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