1863 – (Civil War) Wilson’s Raid continues

Wilson’s Raid through Alabama and Georgia continued. During this action Union General James H. Wilson led his Cavalry Corps as it destroyed Southern factories and supply lines. It was unsuccessfully opposed by a much smaller force under Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest.¬†Wilson’s troops¬†captured five fortified cities, 288 cannons, and 6,820 prisoners, at a cost of 725 Union casualties. The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry participated in this operation.