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General Stoneman’s great cavalry raid, May 1863 (5531799121)

General Stoneman’s great cavalry raid, May 1863 (5531799121)

 
 
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"Through the heart of Virginia, spending ten days in the rebel territory; _ Crossing the Rappahannock on the 28th of April and returning to head-quarters May 8th after throughly [sic] destroying all the bridges of importance, tearing up miles of railroad track, breaking their canals, destroying millions of dollars worth of stores, capturing prisoners at the very gates of Richmond and returning with the loss of only one man killed, one wounded, and fifty or sixty taken prisoners. "
View showing flanks of General George Stoneman’s troops leveling a band of Confederate soldiers in the foreground. The Confederates retreat, are struck down, and lay bloodied. Many of the Union troops charge with their swords raised.

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1863
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Library Company of Philadelphia
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