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John Sedgwick Quick Facts

Name Meaning John is of Hebrew origin and means”God is gracious”. Vital Stats Birthday: September 13th, 1813 Birth Name: John Sedgwick Birthplace: Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut Date of Death: May 9th, 1864 Cause of death:...

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William T. Sherman’s Report on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou

Before General Ulysses S. Grant’s launched his successful April to July 1863 campaign to take Vicksburg, Mississippi, he made several other attempts to take that important city on the Mississippi River.  One of these...