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The Capture of Fernandina, Florida in March 1862

After capturing Port Royal, South Carolina, in November 1861, Flag Officer Samuel Du Pont began planning operations to capture additional ports along the coast from Charleston, South Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida and close...

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Classic Civil War Films: The Raid (1954)

On October 19th, 1864, approximately 20 Confederates who had quietly crossed the border from Canada, robbed three banks in St. Albans, Vermont, and attempted to burn the town before escaping back to Canada. You...

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The Battle of Dry Wood Creek

Shortly after the Union defeat at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in August 1861, Confederate General Sterling Price marched his 10,000 man Missouri State Guard north from southwest Missouri toward the Missouri River valley....