Saturday, October 12, 2013

Night March to Fayettesville

Monday, October 12, 1863

In response to Confederate General Robert E. Lee's advance across the Rappahannock River Union General George Meade ordered the Second Corps, of which the Twentieth Massachusetts was a part, across the Rappahannock River again in a grueling night march to Fayettesville. The men were exhausted and hungry, as their rations had been depleted.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), 293.

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