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This Day in Georgia History

May 12, 1864

Gordon Saved Lee

Major General John B. Gordon of Georgia led his troops to stem an attack at a break in the Confederate line at Spotsylvania. Gordon’s action which may well have saved the life (or least capture) of Robert E. Lee.

To view an image of John B. Gordon, see the Digital Library of Georgia.