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Confederate Chemists

Confederate scientists use ingenuity to keep the armies supplied with critical materials.

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Retreat From Shiloh and Fort Pulaski Captured

In early April 1862, as Confederate forces retreated towards Corinth, Mississippi in the aftermath of their defeat at Shiloh; a Union artillery bombardment led to the surrender of Fort Pulaski, Georgia; and Union soldiers in civilian clothing stole a Confederate … Full Post

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Launching of the U.S.S. Monitor

In January 1862, legendary ship designer John Ericsson completes construction on the U.S.S. Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad warship.

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The Telegraph Comes to the Civil War

The beginning of the Civil War coincided with the emergence of a new technology that would revolutionized communications both in civilian life and on the battlefield.

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