December 2,This day during the American Civil War

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December 2, 1863 – The Battle of Mine Run was conducted in Orange County, Virginia, in the American Civil War. An unsuccessful attempt of the Union Army of the Potomac to defeat the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, it was marked by false starts and low casualties and ended hostilities in the Eastern Theater for the year. Speed had escaped Meade, who was furious with French, and this allowed Lee time to react. Lee ordered Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early, in temporary command of Ewell’s Second Corps, to march east on the Orange Turnpike to meet French’s advance near Payne’s Farm. Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr’s division of French’s corps attacked twice. Maj. Gen. Edward “Allegheny” Johnson’s division counterattacked, but was scattered by heavy fire and broken terrain. After dark, Lee withdrew to prepared field fortifications along Mine Run. The next day the Union Army closed on the Confederate position. Meade planned…

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