April 28, 1864
---Slowed by the Ouachita River, the Confederates under Gen. Sterling Price, in pursuit of Steele’s Federal troops, stop and build a bridge to cross the river. The day’s delay for the Confederates allows Steele to make a good head start on his pursuers.
---Judith White McGuire, in Richmond, writes a heartfelt and anxious, brief entry in her journal:
28th.—The country seems to continue quiet, but the campaign on the Rapidan is expected to open every day. Oh, how I dread it! The morning is bright and beautiful; it seems hardly possible that such strife is abroad in the land.