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Visiting Stones River National Battlefield

The Battle of Stones River was  fought at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31st, 1862 to January 2nd, 1863. The Union Army of the Cumberland under Major General William Rosecrans fought Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s...

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John F. Reynolds Quick Facts

Name Meaning John is of Hebrew origin and means “God is gracious” Vital Stats Birthday: September 20th, 1820 Birth Name: John Fulton Reynolds Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Height: 6 feet Date of Death: July 1st,...

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Overland and Atlanta Campaigns Begin: May 1864

May 1864 in the Civil War With all planning and preparations complete, the much anticipated spring campaigns under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant began in early May.  Grant’s plan called...

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Review: The Civil War: The Untold Story

Many historians believe the North won the Civil War by winning in the west. With victories at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta, Union armies captured territory and inflicted damage on both Confederate...

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Patrick Cleburne Quick Facts

Name Meaning Patrick is of Latin origin and means “patrician” or “noble” Vital Stats Birthday: March 16th or 17th, 1828 Birth Name: Patrick Ronayne Cleburne Birthplace: Ovens, County Cork, Ireland Height: 5’11” Date of...