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The Battle of Richmond took place during the Civil War in the border state of Kentucky. It was part of a Confederate offensive. The battle was an overwhelming Confederate victory thanks in large part to a well-executed Calvary charge. The Confederate army took a large number of prisoners, almost 4300, and had a very small number of causalities.
This battle shared many similarities to other famous battles from history. It was the first battle in an aggressive Confederate campaign, much like the battle of Harper’s Ferry which started the Antietam campaign. It was won thanks to the use of cavalry, like the Battle of Waterloo. It was also an overwhelmingly one-sided victory, similar to the Battle of New Orleans.
Author Shelby Foote compared the Battle of Richmond to Cannae because of the overwhelming nature of the Confederate victory.
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