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Groveton, battle of. After the battle at Cedar Mountain (q. v.), Pope took position with his army along the line of the Rapidan, where he was reinforced by troops from North Carolina, under Burnside and Stevens. The Confederates now concentr
s on the banks of the James.
The order was at once repeated, but it was twenty days after it
Map of the operations at Groveton. was first given before the transfer was accomplished.
Meanwhile, General Lee having massed a heavy force on Pope's fro unction.
Near the entrance to Thoroughfare Gap, through which Longstreet had marched, there was
Soldiers' monument at Groveton. a sharp engagement, which ended at twilight.
Longstreet was held in check for a while by Ricketts's division, and the confused.
Lee's whole army, now combined, pressed forward.
Pope ordered Sigel, supported by Reynolds, to advance from Groveton and attack Jackson on wooded heights near.
He ordered Heintzelman, with the divisions of Hooker and Kearny, towards Gai