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American Civil War

In late March 1865, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant ordered Major General Philip H.Sheridan to push south and west of Petersburg with the goal of turning Confederate General Robert E. Lee's right flank and forcing him from the city. Advancing with the Army of the Potomac's Cavalry Corps and Major General Gouverneur K. Warren's V Corps,...

The camp wildcat battle was fought near London, Kentucky, in October 1861. On October 21st, 1861, the stillness of this forest was broken by the sound of musket fire. These hills witnessed the first battle between Union and Confederate armies in Kentucky. The Civil War erupted at Fort Sumter South Carolina on April 12, 1861. Despite promises from...

The Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, also called the Siege of Vicksburg, was the culmination of a long land and naval campaign by Union forces to capture a key strategic position during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln recognized the significance of the town situated on a 200-foot bluff above the Mississippi River. He said, "Vicksburg...

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