Thursday, November 21, 2013

October 19, 1863

October 19, 1863

---On this date, Sherman receives orders from Gen. Halleck to assume command of the Army of Tennessee, since Grant has been advanced to overall theater command. 

---Battle of Buckland Races, Virginia:  In a rear-guard action, as Lee’s army heads back down south, Confederate cavalry hits a force of probing Union cavalry, driving them back in a running battle for over 5 miles.

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