Destruction of the C.S.S. Albemarle and More Fighting Around Petersburg

On October 27, 1864, a daring raid by U.S. Navy Lieutenant William B. Cushing led to the destruction of the Confederate ironclad Albemarle, while in Virginia Union efforts to break the Confederate lines around Petersburg and Richmond failed at the … Full Post

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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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The Army of the Potomac is Humiliated by the Capture of General E.H. Stoughton and His Entire Staff at Fairfax Court House

Union General E.H. Stoughton and his garrison are asleep in camp at Fairfax Courthouse, February 8, 1863 when lightening raid by Captain John S. Mosby of Lee’s Cavalry captures the entire camp.

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