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Fighting Along the Weldon Railroad and the Capture of Fort Morgan

During the siege of Petersburg, Union forces made another effort to cut the Weldon Railroad, which supplied Confederate troops, while in Alabama Fort Morgan, the final Confederate fortification guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay, fell after a Union siege.

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Wheeler’s Raid and Movements in the Shenandoah

As William Sherman’s armies threatened Atlanta, Confederate General Joseph Wheeler led a cavalry raid into north Georgia and Tennessee to cut Union supply lines.  In the Shenandoah Valley, the armies of Philip Sheridan and Jubal Early maneuvered without a major … Full Post

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Union Victory at Mobile Bay

A Federal fleet commanded by David Farragut forced its way into the entrance of Mobile Bay, defeating a Confederate fleet and leading to the surrender of two Confederate forts.  In the Atlanta Campaign, William Sherman made a second attempt to … Full Post

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The Battle of Ezra Church and Slaughter at the Crater

In Virginia, Union troops exploded a mine under the confederate defenses, but were defeated at the nettle of the Crater; while in Georgia, William Sherman attempted to capture the railroad lines leading into Atlanta at the battle of Ezra Church.

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