Tagged: 1864

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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...

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Abraham Lincoln’s Blind Memorandum and the 1864 Election

By late August 1864,  President Abraham Lincoln’s chances for reelection in the November election looked bleak. The military campaigns that looked promising in the spring had bogged down. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign in...