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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
A remarkable victory. Wilson's defeat at the Staunton river bridge in 1864. [from the Richmond t
ve hundred Federals—Valuable contributions.
Wilson's defeat at the Staunton-river bridge, June 24 , died before he could execute his purpose.
His story was that about the 21s column of Federal cavalry under command of General Wilson was moving along the Richmond and Danville ive hundred.
During the morning of the 24th Wilson arrived upon the ridge, about one mile from th efore.
By this time night was falling and General Wilson was convinced that he had to encounter gre victory.
The first light of the 25th showed Wilson's trains and army retiring from the field in r of his wagon train and two thousand prisoners, Wilson, with his remaining force, barely escaping int ation of the Army of Northern Virginia.
General Wilson led six thousand veterans, thoroughly arme supplies and compel him to retreat.
It was Wilson who next year led the last invasion up Alabama
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Another account of the fight. (search)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)