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Sherman Marches North

In late January 1865, following his capture of Savannah, Georgia the previous month, General William T. Sherman commenced his March Through the Carolinas, with the objective of destroying war materials and public property in South and North Carolina, and eventually … Full Post

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Fall of Fort Fisher

By the end of 1864, Wilmington, North Carolina remained the last major port open to the Confederacy.  In mid-January 1865 a combined Union army-navy force mounted a second campaign to capture Fort Fisher, the fortification that defended the mouth of … Full Post

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James Singleton

Lincoln sends an old friend and political rival to Richmond to try to talk sense into the Confederate high command.

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The Confederates Move the Powder Works

With Sherman’s army creeping closer, George Washington Rains orders the Confederate Powder Works dismantled and shipped to South Carolina.

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