Saturday, April 13, 2013

Union Cavalry Advances

Monday, April 13, 1863

In an attempt to cut off Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Richmond Union Cavalry General George Stoneman began a movement around the left flank of the Confederate line. Stoneman's advance was impeded by severe rainstorms, and the cavalry was unable to cross the Rappahannock River for two weeks.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 237.

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