The battle of Plymouth
A civil war history
At 4p.m. on April 17th, 1864, an advanced union patrol on the Washington Road was captured by Confederate cavalry. A company of the 12th N. Y. Cavalry attacked the Confederates, but was repulsed. Soon a large force of Confederate infantry appeared on the Washington Road, and at the same time Fort Gray, two miles above Plymouth on the river bank, was attacked by advanced Confederate infantry. Confederate forces captured Fort Comfort, driving defenders into Fort Williams. On April 20, the Garrison surrendered. about 3000 Garrison men and 5000 Confederate men.