Saturday, May 3, 2014

Overland Campaign of 1864 Begins

Tuesday, May 3, 1864

After a brief skirmish drill in the morning the Twentieth Massachusetts received orders to prepare to march, breaking their camp at Stevensburg for the first time since December. In the evening the men of the Twentieth struck tents and left camp at 11:25 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), 328.

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