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Sheridan’s Ride, a Raid in the North, and the Battle of Westport

In the third week of October 1864, General Philip Sheridan rallied his forces for a major victory in the Shenandoah Valley, while a gro7up of Confederates raided the town of St. Albans, Vermont, and Rebel forces retreated in Missouri after … Full Post

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Prelude to Cedar Creek

Phil Sheridan and Jubal Early wreak havoc on each other  and the landscape in preparation for a final showdown.

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The C.S.S. Florida

The South’s first foreign made raider is captured off the coast of Brazil.

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Rose O’Neal Greenhow

A prominent Washington socialite becomes one of the Confederacy’s most important early spies.

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