Gran't Overland Campaign
Gran't Overland Campaign
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Battle of Meadow Bridge - Union Forces Rebuild Bridge

The Battle of Meadow Bridge (also known as the Battle of Richmond Heights) was an engagement on May 12, 1864, in Henrico County, Virginia, during the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War. Retreating Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan forced a crossing of a railroad bridge over the rain-swollen Chickahominy River and enabled pioneers and engineers to quickly rebuild the bridge, enabling the troopers to escape to safety.