Monday, December 2, 2013

Army of Potomac Returns to Camp

Wednesday, December 2, 1863

Union General George Meade ordered his forces to withdraw from Mine Run on Tuesday. After crossing the Rapidan River in an all-day march, the weary Army of the Potomac reached camp before nightfall. 1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 323.

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