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Movements in Georgia, Promotions North and South, and a New Prison Opens

Union forces mounted an operation against Confederate positions near Dalton, Georgia, while Braxton Brag was appointed military advisor to Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant was nominated to the new position of lieutenant general.  In Georgia, the infamous Confederate prison … Full Post

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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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Point Lookout

In December 1863, Abraham Lincoln pays a visit to one of the Union’s more notorious prisoner of war camps.

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