The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad (RF&P) was a
strategically important rail line linking the Potomac River near the United States capital at
Washington, D.C., and the Confederate capital at Richmond during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Incorporated in 1834, the
railroad was seized by Confederates after Virginia seceded in April 1861, but
struggled to maintain its lines under the increased traffic of men and matèriel. The
Union army captured a p. . .
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