Charles Devens


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(1820–91) Union army officer born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Devens participated in the Peninsular Campaign (1862) and in the battles of Fair Oaks, Fredericksburg(both 1862, where his command covered the army's retreat across the Rappahannock River), Chancellorsville (1863), and Cold Harbor (1864).

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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