Monday, December 2, 2013

November 28, 1863 (Saturday): Mine Run

Mine Run at Bottom of Hill, Confederate Positions Beyond                                                                                                                                   

(Photo courtesy Yates).

November 28, 1863.
    The enemy's whole force is on the roads to Orange Court-House. No advance toward Spotsylvania. His progress yesterday was successfully resisted.

     R. E. LEE.

     General S. COOPER,
     Adjutant and Inspector General.

Official Records, Series I, Vol. 29, Part 1, Page 829.

Meade was rebuffed by the administration in his initial plan for the fall campaign.  He eventually attempted to maneuver Lee out of position by crossing at Germanna Ford and turning west toward Orange Court House.  Stuart's cavalry detected the move and Lee strongly entrenched along Mine Run to wait on the enemy.  After a series of minor attacks resulting in no advantage being gained, Meade retired and went into winter quarters around Culpeper.

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