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Warren’s Map

Several posts today have discussed the fighting at Laurel Hill, where Major General G. K. Warren’s V Corps frittered away its numerical advantage in piecemeal attacks on the morning of May 8, 1864. Warren’s decisionmaking that morning has rightly been castigated, … Continue reading

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A Walk Across Spindle Field/Laurel Hill

At 7:45 a.m., the running battle between Robinson’s division and retreating Confederate cavalry came to an abrupt end along a ridge on the southern edge of Sarah Spindle’s farm. Robinson’s exhausted men, jumbled and confused by the running engagement, once … Continue reading

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