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The 8th New Hampshire Infantry at Port Hudson

In May of 1863, as Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s army was advancing on Vicksburg, Mississippi, another Federal force was surrounding  the only other Confederate stronghold left on the Mississippi River at Port Hudson,...

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Richard Taylor Quick Facts

Name Meaning Richard is of Old German origin and means “powerful leader”. Vital Stats Birthday:  January 27, 1826 Birth Name: Richard Taylor (often referred to as Dick Taylor) Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky Date of Death:...

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Visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

During the 1864 Atlanta Campaign, Major General William T. Sherman generally preferred to outmaneuver and outflank his Confederate adversaries rather than attack entrenched positions head on. He made an exception at the Battle on...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section Index

April 24, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Lieber Code: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field. These are the titles and headings of...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section I

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIELD. SECTION I.–Martial law–Military jurisdiction–Military necessity–Retaliation. 1. A place, district, or country occupied by an enemy stands, in consequence of the occupation,...

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Lieber Code 1863: Section II

SECTION II.–Public and private property of the enemy–Protection of persons, and especially of women; of religion, the arts and sciences–Punishment of crimes against the inhabitants of hostile countries. 31. A victorious army appropriates all...