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Battle of Fort Stedman, VA March 25, 1865, US Civil War

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  • Major Neill A. McNeill, Jr., (CSA) (1832 - 1880)
    Neill McNeill served as a Captain, Second Lieutenant, and Major for the Confederacy in Company H of the 46th Regiment of the North Carolina Infantry
  • Brig. General James Dearing (CSA) (1840 - 1865)
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  • Brig. General Edward L. Thomas (CSA) (1825 - 1898)
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  • Brig. General John D. Barry (CSA) (1839 - 1867)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jan 7 2019, 15:46:30 UTC Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was a graduate of the University of North Carol...
  • Brig. Gen. James Henry Lane, (CSA) (1833 - 1907)
    Lane was not a supporter of secession, but when news of the war reached the North Carolina Military Institute in 1861, professors Lane, Daniel H. Hill, and Charles C. Lee, as well as most of the cadets...


The Battle of Fort Stedman, also known as the Battle of Hare's Hill, was fought on March 25, 1865, during the final weeks of the American Civil War. The Union Army fortification in the siege lines around Petersburg, Virginia, was attacked in a pre-dawn Confederate assault by troops led by Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon. The attack was the last serious attempt by Confederate troops to break the Siege of Petersburg. After an initial success, Gordon's men were driven back by Union troops of the IX Corps commanded by Maj. Gen. John G. Parke.