Anaconda Comes to Life

Large Scale Military Operations Begin Over the South

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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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Fighting Breaks out all over the South

Tens of thousands of troops are in action in many states.

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Confederates Threaten Washington, D.C.

The Northern Capital Becomes a Battleground

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