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Om Battle of Marion
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Battle of Marion (December 17-18, 1864) was a military engagement fought between units of the Union Army and the Confederate Army during the American Civil War near the town of Marion, Virginia. The battle was part of Union Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's attack upon southwest Virginia, aimed at destroying Confederate industrial infrastructure near Saltville and Marion. Union Cavalry and Infantry regiments-some 4,500 soldiers in total-left Tennessee on December 17 for southwestern Virginia.