Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

22nd U.S. Colored Troops and 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery - May 21, 1864

FORT POWHATAN, VIRGINIA

May 21, 1864

22nd U.S. Colored Troops and 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery

At noon of the 21st a detachment of Confederate cavalry made a demonstration in front of Fort Powhatan, on the south bank of the James river, 25 miles below Richmond. Reinforcements were hurried from City Point but before they arrived the enemy had been dispersed by a few well directed shots of the artillery.


SOURCE: THE UNION ARMY: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-65 - Records of the Regiments in the Union Army - Cyclopedia of Battles - Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers. Volume VI. Madison, Wisconsin: Federal Publishing Company, 1908.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Reports - Union | Tags: Virginia , Wisconsin
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1861, 1864, 1908, Cavalry, City Point, City Point (Virginia), Fort Powhatan, James River (Virginia), Pennsylvania, Prince George County (Virginia), Virginia, Wisconsin,