Tag: Chapman’s Mill

  • The Fight at Chapman’s Mill Part 2

    “Battle for Right of Way” Word that possession of the gap was in doubt hastened Ricketts march. At Haymarket all unnecessary equipment was discarded into large piles. Skirmishers were posted and a rapid march toward the firing was commenced. About one mile from the gap the advancing column ran into Wyndham’s retreating troopers. Having been […]

  • The Fight at Chapman’s Mill Part 1

    Introduction The early summer of 1862 saw the fate of Federal forces in the east taking a serious turn for the worse. McClellan’s greatly anticipated Peninsular Campaign had ground to a halt under the weight of Seven Day’s Battle losses and the commander’s timid approach. The result of four months of campaigning left the Army […]