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A Conflict Ends

In North Carolina in late April, 1865, the second major Confederate army surrendered.  Over the next two months the remaining southern forces laid down their arms, ending military operations.  Other major events included the killing of President Lincoln’s assassin, John … Full Post

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Spotsylvania, New Market, and Resaca: A Bloody Week of Combat

Following the bloody fighting in the Wilderness, , the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia fought a series of brutal engagements in the trenches around Spotsylvania.  Elsewhere is Virginia, Jeb Stuart was mortally wounded at Yellow … Full Post

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The Overland and the Atlanta Campaigns Begin

In early May, 1864, Union forces commenced major campaigns in both Virginia and north Georgia.  The Army of the Potomac was stopped in fighting in the Wilderness, but moved southward and faced Robert E. Lee’s army at Spotsylvania, while in … Full Post

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Joseph Johnston and John Buford

Joseph Johnston finds a new role leading the Army of the Tennessee while a Union hero is promoted on his death bed.

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