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The Bombardment of Charleston and Bragg, Burnside and Rosecrans in Tennessee

August 1863 finds most military action in deep south.

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Confederate Powder Production

George Washington Rains creates one of the world’s best gunpowder production facilities from scratch in Augusta, Georgia.

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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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