Tagged: 1862

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The 5th Wisconsin Infantry at the Battle of Williamsburg

On the night of May 3rd, 1862, during the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his forces from his defensive lines at Yorktown, and began retreating towards Richmond. Union army...

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Colonel Eugene Carr’s Report on the Battle of Pea Ridge

On February 10th, 1862, the 10,500 man Union Army of the Southwest, under the command of Brigadier General Samuel Curtis, advanced on Springfield Missouri, which was occupied by a Confederate force under Major General...

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William T. Sherman’s Report on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou

Before General Ulysses S. Grant’s launched his successful April to July 1863 campaign to take Vicksburg, Mississippi, he made several other attempts to take that important city on the Mississippi River.  One of these...

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Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery at the Battle of Antietam

Battery B of the 4th U.S. Artillery often provided artillery support for the regiments of the Iron Brigade. At the battles of Gainesville, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, and Gettysburg, this Regular Army...

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General Albion P. Howe’s Report on the Battle of Malvern Hill

The Battle of Malvern Hill was the last of the Seven Days battles of Major General George McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign. In May of 1862, McClellan was closing in on Richmond, Virginia, but his advance...