Saturday, February 8, 2014
Philadelphia Observer - April 1862
by Macaulay Connor
The end of April brought to an end the first major engagement here in Virginia since Bull Run.
Confederate troops under General Smith launched two days of attacks near the village of Stevenville. Over these two days the troops were lead in multiple attacks on the exposed Union lines. While the Union divisional targets were not destroyed the Confederate troops showed there metal in this battle. Moral is high and success if felt in the air.
Union sources talk of a great victory but if this is so there is little to show for a Union success, as they have not advanced their positions from where they were three days ago.