Timeline Project entries from 20 May, 2010 to 27 May, 2010

1862-05-27Slash Church

Elements of Gen Fitz John Porter's V Corps extended north to protect the right flank of Gen George McClellan's Union Army of the Potomac

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1864-05-261864-06-01Pumpkinvine Creek

Lieutenant General Hardee's corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Gen Logan's Army of the Tennessee corps. Fighting ensued at two different points, but the Rebels were repulsed, suffering high casualties.

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1862-05-25Bowers Hill

A Brigade of Jackson's division outflanked and overran the Union position on Bowers Hill. Federal troops panicked and withdrew through Winchester and then north across the Potomac River.

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1864-05-311864-06-12Cold Harbor

One of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles.

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1864-05-231864-05-26North Anna

"Lee's army is really whipped ... A battle with them outside of entrenchments cannot be had." US Grant.Grant's optimism and his reluctance to assault strong defensive lines would be severely tested in the upcoming Battle of Cold Harbor.

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1864-05-20Ware Bottom Church

Confederate troops drove back Butlers advanced pickets on the Bermuda Hundred line. Federal troops were effectively bottled up allowing Beauregard to detach reinforcements for Lees army in time for the fighting at Cold Harbor.

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