Category: War

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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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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....

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The Iron Brigade in the Chancellorsville Campaign

On January 25th, 1863, Major General Joseph Hooker was promoted to command of the Army of the Potomac. Six weeks earlier, the army had suffered a bloody defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia;...