The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid (February 28–March 3, 1864) was an
ambitious attempt by Union cavalrymen to assault the lightly defended Confederate
capital at Richmond, Virginia, and
free prisoners of war during the American
Civil War (1861–1865). The brainchild of the flamboyant Brigadier General H.
Judson Kilpatrick, the raid turned into a fiasco when Kilpatrick's men were stopped
northwest of the city and a supporting column, under the command of
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