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This Month in the Civil War; Grant Takes Charge – by Sandy McBride

Through the winter of 1864, after the stalemate at Mine Run in December, the Union’s Army of the Potomac and the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia hunkered down in winter…

Grant Takes Vicksburg – By Sandy McBride

THIS MONTH IN THE CIVIL WAR – July, 1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi was a natural fortress.  On a high bluff on the east side of the wide Mississippi River where it…

Roundabout Road To Vicksburg – By Sandy McBride

This Month in the Civil War – May, 1863   General Ulysses S. Grant’s attempt to cross his Army of the Tennessee into Mississippi at Grand Gulf on April 29,…

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