The Civil War, Day by Day

Gen. John Brown Gordon


Battle of Fort Stedman

The Confederates met with massive counterattacks from Generals Parke and Hartranft, and at the end of the battle 1900 Confederates were taken prisioner. It was a devastating blow to Lee’s army and was followed by the Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1 and the fall of Petersburg on April 2-3.




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Wednesday April 1, 2020
Thursday April 2, 2020
Friday April 3, 2020
Saturday April 4, 2020
Sunday April 5, 2020

 

 

 
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