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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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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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