Category: War

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The Sinking of the USS Hatteras

The Union Navy’s USS Hatteras was in the news 150 years after it was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico by the CSS Alabama on January 11th, 1863. A scientific expedition consisting of researchers...

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The Wounding and Death of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson

On the evening of May 1st, 1863, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson met to discuss strategy at the intersection of the Plank Road and Furnace Road west of Fredericksburg, Virginia....

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The Battle of Grand Gulf

In mid April 1863, the gunboats, troop transports, and supply barges  of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s command successfully steamed past the batteries at Vicksburg, Mississippi. With the vessels now on the Mississippi River below...

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The St. Albans Raid October 1864

By October 1864, the Confederate States of America faced an increasing prospect of defeat in the Civil War. Union Armies had captured Atlanta, Georgia in September and were engaged in siege operations at Petersburg,...