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The March to the Sea

The Heartland of The Confederacy is Ravished

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Sherman Prepares for His March

In mid-November, 1864, General William T. Sherman made preparation to leave the city of Atlanta and begin his famed March to Sea.  Abandoning his supply lines and ignoring the movements of his main Confederate adversary, Sherman instead planned a march … Full Post

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Lincoln Wins Reelection

On November 8, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln won reelection to a second term, defeated General George B. McClellan.  While Lincoln’s reelection chances had initially appeared bleak, Union military vistories in the late summer and fall propelled his party to victory … Full Post

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Destruction of the C.S.S. Albemarle and More Fighting Around Petersburg

On October 27, 1864, a daring raid by U.S. Navy Lieutenant William B. Cushing led to the destruction of the Confederate ironclad Albemarle, while in Virginia Union efforts to break the Confederate lines around Petersburg and Richmond failed at the … Full Post

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