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Last Month in the Civil War/ Two Journeys – by S. McBride

2nd half: On April 20, George Atzerodt, who had failed in his mission to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, was arrested.   Having hidden in the pine thicket in Maryland…

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…

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