In Virginia, a week long Union cavalry raid on Confederate communications meets with mixed success

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In Virginia, Union commander Ulysses Grant launched new raids to disrupt enemy communications.  One of these, a two brigade expedition aimed at railway lines, under Generals James H. Wilson and August Kautz, met with mixed results. They destroyed miles of track, but, encountering determined opposition, were forced to abandon their artillery and wagons and limp back to Union lines, losing perhaps a fifth of their strength. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 78. 
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