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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…

Sherman’s March to the Sea – By S. McBride

Union forces under General William Tecumseh Sherman had taken Atlanta in the early days of September, 1864, but the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee under General John Bell Hood hadn’t…

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…