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The Widow Blakely Cannon at Vicksburg

Confederate artillerymen at Vicksburg, Mississippi used a variety of guns to defend against U.S. Navy gunboats during the campaign and siege of that city, including smoothbore and rifled cannon, plus heavy mortars.  The rifled...

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Albert Sidney Johnston Quick Facts

Name Meaning Albert is of Old German origin and means “noble, bright, famous” Vital Stats Birthday: February 2, 1803 Birth Name: Albert Sidney Johnston Birthplace: Mason County, Kentucky Date of Death: April 6, 1862...

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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:...