Sulphur Springs, Virginia

On August 23 and 24, 1862, the 61st OVI had another fight with elements of General Longstreet’s Corps at Sulphur Springs, Virginia.  On August 25, it had a brisk skirmish at Waterloo Bridge.  The 61st’s task on August 25 was to burn the bridge at Waterloo, which it did.  On the same day, the 61st fell back to Warrenton, Virginia where it remained until August 27.  From Warrenton it fell back with the Union Army and took part in the Battle of Second Bull Run (Second Manassas) on August 28 – 30, 1862.

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