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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 2 – by S. McBride

  As Grant planned to get to the vital crossroads at Spotsylvania before Lee’s army could, Lee met the challenge. He sensed what Grant was thinking, and he was sure…

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…