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  1. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Quotes in Recognition of the Anniversary of Mine Run, Part 3

    After Meade called off the attack, both armies continued to face each other throughout the day. Meade's men began fortifying their position, but as one soldier wrote, "It was a ruse only." In the words of Walter Taylor, "General Lee could not believe that after all the display of force General...
  2. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Quotes in Recognition of the Anniversary of Mine Run, Part 2

    (Image from findagrave) General Meade had ordered a massive attack on Mine Run on the morning of November 30, 1863. Gouverneur Warren was to command the attack, which was to begin at 8:00 a.m. It was a freezing cold morning. Thomas Galwey of the 8th Ohio wrote that men were waiting "for the...
  3. Andy Cardinal

    Say What? Saturday: Quotes in Recognition of the Anniversary of Mine Run, Part 1

    In late November 1863, Army of the Potomac commander George Gordon Meade launched an offensive to try to bring Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to battle. The resulting Mine Run Campaign ended with no major battle. Over the next 3 days, we will feature three Say What? quotes to...
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