Batttle of WareBottom Church
Fort Stevens (C. 1865 Map ) was the main bastion of the Confederate inncharge of overall construction of Richmond�s perimeter defener defense line built in 1862 to defend Richmond from the south. Work on the line was supervised by Col. W.H. Stevens, who was also in se. However, this strong position was not tested until May 14, 1864. On May 16, it became the pivot point for a major Confederate counterattack which halted the advance of Gen. Butler's Army of the James toward Richmond
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