Thursday, May 2, 2013

Orders to Cross into Fredericksburg

Saturday, May 2, 1863

As battle lines were drawn around Chancellorsville the Twentieth Massachusetts received orders to cross the Rappahannock River into Fredericksburg at 10:30 P.M.1

1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 233.

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