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Admiral David Farragut’s Report on the Battle of Mobile Bay

Following the capture of New Orleans in April 1862, taking the port of Mobile, Alabama became a priority for the Union high command.  With New Orleans out of the picture, the Alabama city became...


James B. McPherson Quick Facts

Name Meaning James is of Hebrew origin and means “he who supplants” Vital Stats Birthday: November 14th, 1828 Birth Name: James Birdseye McPherson Birthplace: Near present day Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio Height: 5’10” Date...


Visiting Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought about 25 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee in north Georgia on September 19th and 20th 1863, was second only to the Battle of Gettysburg in terms of total casualties...