The Civil War witnessed many fierce battles. One such battle took place on June 26, 1863 outside of Richmond, Virginia. There, Company A of the 44th North Carolina Regiment fought against Union Calvary and infantry. Their mission was to protect the North Anna River bridge which was a vital route in Richmond's railroad network. Company A was led by Tazewell Lee Hargrove of Vance County. The company held out but eventually succumbed to superior numbers. Every soldier in Company A was either killed or wounded during the battle.