Category: War

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General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Paducah Kentucky

When the Civil War began in 1861, the state of Kentucky was officially neutral.  Though this border state had slavery and a large number of Confederate sympathizers,  Kentucky leaned slightly more toward the Union,...

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The 7th Wisconsin Infantry at Gettysburg

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was formed in the late summer of 1861 and sent east, where it was brigaded with the 2nd and 6th Wisconsin Infantry regiments, plus the 19th Indiana Infantry.  This brigade...