October 27 This day during the American Civil War

October 27, 1862 – at Snicker’s Gap, Virginia – On October 27, a skirmish occured at Snicker’s Gap between the Federal and Confederate forces. The Confederates, commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee, forced the Federals to withdraw. The skirmish occured as Lee was moving the Army of Northern Virginia from the Shenandoah Valley to meet the Army of the Potomac in lower Virginia.

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