Posts Tagged ‘The Army of the Potomac Winter Encampment’

150 years ago this month…

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Cavalry Raid

A two-pronged Union cavalry raid against Richmond was turned back by local militia March 1. The hoped-for outcome of the raid was to free prisoners and cause mayhem in the Confederate capital.

A talk at the Walkerton Tavern, north of Richmond commemorates the event March 8.

Camps and forts


Soldiers spent what would be for many the last quiet moments of their lives in camps and fortifications as winter came to a close. A symposium and bus tours take a look at this phase of the war.