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Battle of Staunton River Bridge

American Civil War Battle (1864)

The Battle of Staunton River Bridge was an engagement on June 25, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces during the Siege of Petersburg. The battle took place around the Staunton River Bridge, over the Staunton River, in Halifax and Charlotte counties, Virginia.

The defense of the Staunton River Bridge ensured the survival of the Richmond & Danville rail supply line, which was a key part of the chain supplying the besieged Confederate forces in Petersburg (see the Seige of Petersburg). However, Lee was forced to abandon Petersburg in April 1865 when his supply lines were finally cut.

Submitted By:  David Allison


 
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