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Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, VA June 21, 1864 – June 23, 1864, US Civil War

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  • Pvt. Hale Gage, (USA) (c.1831 - 1898)
    Pvt. Co. A 1st Battalion, Mass. Heavy Art. _________________________________ He had an alias, and also was known by his other name "Henry G. Putnam", as indicated in the application for his Militar...
  • Stephen A Carpenter, (USA) (1829 - 1900)
    Union Civil War Veteran Company G, 24th Michigan Infantry Son of Joseph Halsey Carpenter and Sarah "Sally" Raplee.

The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, also known as the First Battle of the Weldon Railroad, was a battle of the American Civil War fought June 21–23, 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia. It was the first of a series of battles during the Siege of Petersburg aimed at extending the Union siege lines to the west and cutting the rail lines supplying Petersburg. Two infantry corps of the Union Army of the Potomac attempted to sever the railroad, but were attacked and driven off by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's Third Corps, principally the division of Brig. Gen. William Mahone. The inconclusive battle left the Weldon Railroad temporarily in Confederate hands, but the Union Army began to extend its fortifications to the west, starting to increase the pressure of the siege.