November 16 This day during the American Civil War

November 16, 1864 – in Lovejoy, Georgia – On November 16, as the majority of the Army of Tennessee was retreating to Macon, 2 Confederate brigades were left at Lovejoy Station as a rearguard. Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick was leading his Union cavalry force when he ran into the Confederates. A skirmish ensued when the cavalry dismounted and attacked the Confederate line. They managed to capture 2 cannon just as Col. Eli H. Murray’s cavalry brigade scattered the Confederate force. This was part of Sherman’s Savannah Campaign

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