Rappahannock Station, VA II
November 7, 1863
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade
Gen. Robert E. Lee
On November 7th, the Union army forced passage of
the Rappahannock River at two places.
A dusk attack overran the Confederate bridgehead
at Rappahannock Station, capturing more than 1,600 men of
Jubal Early’s Division.
Fighting at Kelly’s Ford was less severe with
about 430 casualties, but the Confederates retreated allowing the Federals
across in force.
On the verge of going into winter quarters around
Culpeper, Lee’s army retired instead into Orange County south of the Rapidan
River. The Army of the Potomac occupied the vicinity of Brandy Station and
2,537 total (1,600 Confederate prisoners)
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