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Battle of Chickamauga Facts and Trivia

Date: September 19-20, 1863. Location: Catoosa and Walker Counties in northern Georgia Approximate Troop Strength: Union 58,000 to 60,000: Confederate 66,000-68,000. Commanders: Major General William Rosecrans (Union); General Braxton Bragg (Confederate). Estimated Union Casualties:...

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Major Samuel Sturgis’ Report on the Battle of Wilson’s Creek

Early on the morning of August 10th, 1861, 5,400 Union troops under the command of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon attacked a Confederate force of 11,000 under the command of Brigadier General Ben McCullough at...

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The Union State Memorials at Vicksburg National Military Park

There are over 1300 monuments, tablets, statues, and markers of all types at Vicksburg National Military Park (as well as some outside the park boundaries). These monuments mark positions of individual regiments, honor unit...

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Visiting Grand Gulf Military Park

Grand Gulf Military Park is located northwest of Port Gibson, Mississippi, about seven miles west off U.S. Highway 61 on Grand Gulf Road near the Mississippi River.  This site, part of the Mississippi state...

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George Thomas Quick Facts

Name Meaning George is of Greek origin meaning “farmer” Vital Stats Birthday: July 31, 1816 Birth Name: George Henry Thomas Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia Date of Death: March 28, 1870 Cause: Stroke Place of...