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Fort Stedman

Battle Name : Fort Stedman

Date(s) : 25 March 1865

Part of : American Civil War , Eastern Theatre, 1864 , Petersburg Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Land


Lee sent John B Gordon in a surprise attack against the Union right flank in an attempt to relax their grip on Petersburg long enough for the Army of Northern Virginia to break through the seige and join Johnston in North Carolina. The Confederate forces took the fort, but were thrown back after a desperate counter-attack.