Saturday, July 20, 2013

Crossing the Potomac into Virginia

Monday, July 20, 1863

The Army of the Potomac continued their pursuit of General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Virginia. The Twentieth Massachusetts, on the move with the Army of the Potomac, arrived at Sandy Hook last Wednesday and made camp for two days. On Saturday the Twentieth crossed the Potomac River near Harper's Ferry and moved through Hillsborough, Virginia. After traveling through Woodgrove the Twentieth made camp at Bloomfield this afternoon. 1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 301-2.

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