Mine Run, VA
27-December 2, 1863
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Mine Run, Orange, Virginia, United States
Mine Run Campaign
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Payneís Farm and New Hope Church were the first
and heaviest clashes of the Mine Run Campaign.
In late November 1863, Meade
attempted to steal a march through the Wilderness and strike the right flank of
the Confederate army south of the Rapidan River.
Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early in
command of Ewell's Corps marched east
on the Orange Turnpike to meet the advance of William Frenchís III Corps near
Carrís division attacked twice.
division counterattacked but was scattered by heavy fire and broken
After dark, Lee withdrew to prepared field
fortifications along Mine Run.
The next day the Union army closed on the
Skirmishing was heavy, but a major attack did not
Meade concluded that the Confederate line was too
strong to attack and retired during the night of December 1-2, ending the winter
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