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[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

In early November of 1862, following the bloodletting at Sharpsburg, the Confederate Army crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains and moved eastward to the defense of Fredericksburg. The cavalry had a running battle with the enemy on nearly a daily basis. General J. E. B. Stuart CSA moved his men south of the Rappahannock River into the safety of Culpeper County at Waterloo Bridge. The exhausted troopers cooked breakfast while Maj. John Pelham positioned his artillery to cover the bridge. The morning passed quietly with no enemy in sight.
But the soldiers …