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From: Glenn Belcher <>
Subject: CLASH AT FRANKLIN'S CROSSING
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 21:19:29 -0400
References: <3B1D837F.496F0C94@inetone.net>


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SOUTHERN FORCES HOLD THAT DEEP RUN POSITION JUNE FIFTH 1864
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In the course of union reconnaissance efforts in the Frede-
ricksburg area, General Sedgwick's Federal VI Corps, engage
Confederates in what becomes intensive fighting between the
two armies on June 5th of 1863.

The skirmishing soon becomes severe fighting in this attack
that becomes the "Battle of Franklin's Crossing" or a "Deep
Run Battle" The federals clash with southerners in strongly
defended trenches. Following this battle the Confederates
continue to be very much in control of Fredericksburg along
with much of the area.

The yanks capture 35 troops and see another 35 wounded. The
southerners also have 6 dead on the field. There remains a
considerable dispute between federal commanders as to which
course of action to procede with. General Lee remains this
sharp and elusive military commander who still evades them.

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