Bristoe Station Rappahannock Station October and Nov (1863)

With Lee’s army numbering only around 45,000 following Gettysburg (Longstreet and the 1st Corps are in Georgia and Tennessee), Lee continues to probe Union General George Meade’s army for a weakness. General A.P. Hill thought he had found one at Bristoe Station on October 14th, 1863. But, Union forces under General Warren were there in strength and repulsed Hill’s corps with heavy losses.. Lee crosses the Rappahanock River for the final time, but loses a portion of his army left on the other side of the river to Hancock.