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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 15, 1863

Longstreet Battery Driven Back

Union troops in Suffolk, Virginia had built a battery the previous day to counter a battery established by James Longstreet’s troops on April 13. On this day the Union battery opened fire and was able to drive the Confederates from the important position. Longstreet and his men would soon be called away anyway, as the two main armies maneuvered near Chancellorsville.