Friday, June 14, 2024

Today in
U.S. Civil War History

1863 - At the Battle of Second Winchester, a Union garrison was defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia. Richard Ewel's Confederate troops captured 4,000 Federals, 300 wagons, hundreds of horses and 23 artillery pieces. Robert Milroy and 2,700 soldiers escaped to safety.

1864 - Skirmishing began around Petersburg, Virginia. The battle was the last great battle of the war in Virginia. The two armies settle into trenches.

U.S. Civil War Quote

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
- Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858.

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