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Meridian Campaign

The First Sinking By a Submarine and a Bloody Battle in Florida

Union officers incarcerated at Libby Prison mounted a daring escape attempt, while in Mississippi, William T. Sherman led an expedition to capture the town of Meridian.

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A Prison Escape and Operations in Mississippi

In mid-February 1864, more than 100 Union officers mounted a bold escape from Richmond’s Libby Prison, while General William T. Sherman commanded an expedition that sacked the town of Meridian, Mississippi, in what is often considered as a trial run … Full Post

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