Destruction of the C.S.S. Albemarle and More Fighting Around Petersburg

William Cushing

On October 27, 1864, a daring raid by U.S. Navy Lieutenant William B. Cushing led to the destruction of the Confederate ironclad Albemarle, while in Virginia Union efforts to break the Confederate lines around Petersburg and Richmond failed at the battles of Darbytown Road and Second Fair Oaks.

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