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This Month in the Civil War: February 1864 – by S. McBride

For the rebellious Confederate States of America, the fortunes of war had taken a nosedive. Savannah had fallen.  So had Atlanta and Nashville. With the defeat at Fort Fisher on…

This Month in the Civil War – by S. McBride

  As the steamy days of August, 1864 beset the weary and battered soldiers and citizens of the war-torn United States, Petersburg and Atlanta, two of the most vital cities…

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…