SKIRMISH AT RIO HILL On February 29 , 1864 , General George A . Custer And 1500 ...
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Description: SKIRMISH AT RIO HILL On February 29 , 1864 , General George A . Custer and 1500 cavalrymen made a diversionary raid into Albemarle County . Here , north of Charlottesville , he attacked the Confederate winter camp of four batteries of the Stuart Horse Artillery commanded by Captain Marcellus N . Moorman . Despite the destruction to the camp , 200 Confederates rallied in a counterattack which forced Custers withdrawal . Few casualties were reported . Department of Historic Resources , 1989 .