Tagged: 1861

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General Benjamin Butler Occupies Baltimore

The State of Maryland had divided loyalties in the Civil War. There were regiments of Maryland soldiers in the armies of both sides. Though Maryland never seceded and joined the Confederacy, it was a...

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General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Paducah Kentucky

When the Civil War began in 1861, the state of Kentucky was officially neutral.  Though this border state had slavery and a large number of Confederate sympathizers,  Kentucky leaned slightly more toward the Union,...

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First Battle of Bull Run Facts and Trivia

Also known as: First Manassas Date: July 21st, 1861 Location: Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia Approximate troop strength: Union 28,450; Confederate 32,230 Commanders: Brigadier General Irvin McDowell (Union); Brigadier Generals Pierre Beauregard and...