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Civil War: Gen. Jenkins cavalry raid

September 16, 2012
By DAVE McKAIN

In the last column we described a massive movement of Gen. Cox's troops from Charleston, W.Va., to Virginia via the B&O Railroad. Being an astute general, Robert E. Lee didn't miss that 7,000 troops left Charleston, leaving that town's defenses seriously weakened. Hence, Lee took immediate action on two fronts.

 
 
 

 

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