Col. Robert Mayhew West

Union artillery Col. Robert Mayhew West was in command of the Williamsburg occupation and the garrison at Fort Magruder when he hatched plans for an ambitious Feb. 6, 1864 raid on Richmond from the Federal outpost.

( Courtesy of the Library of Congress / February 3, 2014 )

Union artillery Col. Robert Mayhew West was in command of the Williamsburg occupation and the garrison at Fort Magruder when he hatched plans for an ambitious Feb. 6, 1864 raid on Richmond from the Federal outpost.

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