Chapter

Finally, the Battery Meets the Yankees

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0003
Finally, the Battery Meets the Yankees

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In this chapter, the preparations and orders for the withdrawal of the Army of the Potomac had been completed. The move that Richmond Johnston made to avoid the tactical advantage of the Union Army is cited. Furthermore, the hindrances to the travel of the army to Rappahannock are pointed out. Standing in the Union Army's way were heavy fortifications, as well as an incomplete line of field works. The travel of the army to York town and the events preceding the travel are detailed.

Keywords: army; tactical advantage; hindrances; fortifications; force; events

Chapter.  3613 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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