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Marching On Richmond: Fall 1863

The 54th Massachusetts Advance!

Following on from our action on the Gettysburg-Hanover railroad, a major action was fought by the Army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia – this epic 3 day encounter was thought to have decided the war, but as

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Marching On Richmond: Pennsylvania 1863

The 20th Indiana, 30th June 1863.

A few weeks after our defeat at Chancellorsville, as we were reorganising my division as previously described, General Robert E. lee suddenly invaded the north again, this time heading for Pennsylvania! By the time our army was aware of his manoeuvre he had a sizeable head start,

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Marching On Richmond: May 1863

Confederate Forces At The Cornfields.

Following our army’s defeat at Chancellorsville and our withdrawal back across the Rappahannock we again had a period of some inactivity, during which we reorganised our forces and received further replacements. My Division were in fairly good spirits (as we had been victorious at the

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Marching On Richmond: The Cornfields 1863

Union Forces Advance Through Cornfields & Woodland.

After our breaking from winter quarters we began a march once more into Virginia, tasked with joining the balance of the army of the Potomac that had wintered in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, and was now under the command of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. By late

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Marching On Richmond: Winter 1862

The 69th New York On The Antietam.

Our action near the Antietam Creek had been disappointing, and we ended up going into winter camp with the gloom of mediocrity over us. However the cheery news was our whole army had given Robert E. Lee a very bloody nose in

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Marching On Richmond: Fall 1862

11th Virginian Volunteer Infantry.

Having set forth into Maryland in pursuit of General Robert E. Lee we headed North-West as part of the great Union Army, a mighty force of 80,000 or more men that surely would finally end this break in the Union,

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Marching On Richmond: Late Summer 1862

Confederate Regiment Advances.

Following on from our victory at Seven Pines, and the army’s less successful actions in the Seven Days campaign, as mentioned we were then surprisingly withdrawn from the Virginia Peninsula and brought back to Maryland. During this period we received very few reinforcements and

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