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This Month in the Civil War – Fort Fisher Surrenders – by S. McBride

As William Tecumseh Sherman was offering the capture of the key Confederate city of Savannah, Georgia to President Abraham Lincoln as a “Christmas gift”, a combined amphibious Army and Navy…

This Month in the Civil War: Sherman Moves to Georgia – By S. McBride

    “Mine eyes have beheld the Promised Land!”    So wrote Major James Connolly of the 123rd Illinois Infantry to his wife, describing the arrival of Union forces on…

This Month in the Civil War – June, 1864 Cold Harbor to Petersburg- by S. McBride

  The Union’s Army of the Potomac had suffered a terrible loss of men in May, 1864 in battles at The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse, but General Ulysses S. Grant…

Battle of the Wilderness – Part 1 – by Sandy McBride

  When Ulysses S Grant arrived at the encampment of the Army of the Potomac north of the Rapidan River in Virginia in May of 1864, he was eyed by…

The Red River Campaign April 1864 – by Sandy McBride

Although Ulysses S. Grant’s army had won a crucial victory at Vicksburg in July of 1863, taking control of trade and travel on the Mississippi River for the Union, the…

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