23 December 2014

On This Day in the Civil War

In 1863, On This Day fighting broke out at Culpeper Court House, Virginia, according to the Civil War Trust. The Army of the Potomac had claimed victory at an earlier skirmish there. Most of Culpeper was under Union control and in fact provided shelter and resources for the Army of the Potomac which wintered there from November 1863 until May 1864.

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.