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This day in history (Jan. 20) 1863 – Civil War ‘Mud March’ begins

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

On this day in 1863, Union General Ambrose Burnside’s Army of the Potomac begins an offensive against General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia that quickly bogs down as several days of heavy rain turn the roads of Virginia into a muddy quagmire. The campaign was abandoned...
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