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Atlanta Campaign

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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The Road to Cold Harbor and Fighting Around Dallas

The Overland Campaign continued with Federal forces leaving the North Anna battlefield and swing to the south towards positions at Cold Harbor; while in Georgia fighting took place near Dallas, including the battles of New Hope Church and Pickett’s Mill.

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Grant and Sherman Continue Their Advance

In Virginia, Grant’s Overland Campaign continued with the final fighting around Spotsylvania, followed by a movement of the armies southward to lines near the North Anna River; while in Georgia William Sherman continued his advance, occupying Cassville and Adairsville and … Full Post

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