Tag Archives: Peninsula Campaign 1862

Withdrawal to Williamsburg

On May 1, 1862, the 13th was ordered to prepare two days rations and be ready to march at midnight. Gen. Joseph Johnston, who wanted to fight Union Gen. George McClellan’s army closer to Richmond, was going to withdraw slowly … Continue reading

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The Warwick-Yorktown Defense Line

The 13th’s camp near Lee’s Mill was near the site of an April 4 collision between less than 2,000 Confederates under Gen. Lafayette McLaws and Brig. Gen. William F. “Baldy” Smith’s much larger division in the vanguard of the Union’s … Continue reading

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