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This Day in the Civil War – The Stoney Creek Raid

General-Warren-002On this week 150 years ago, the siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which lasted from June of 1864 to March 1865, continued.

G.K. Warren and his troops moved south following the Weldon Railroad toward Stony Creek. The Federal Army’s intent was to destroy much of this vital rail supply line. A.P. Hill’s forces trailed them. Warren’s troops destroyed large sections of the railroad as well as other supplies meant for the  Confederate Army. Although much damage was done, the Confederates repaired the railroad heading north to Stony Creek Station by March of 1865.

For more information on this battle, visit these sites:

http://www.petersburgsiege.org/stony.htm
http://www.beyondthecrater.com/resources/bat-sum/petersburg-siege-sum/seventh-offensive-summaries/stony-creek-raid-december-7-12-1864/

For info on my romances set during and just after the American Civil War, visit my website: http://susanmacatee.com

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