Tagged: forts

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General John Hartranft’s Report on the Battle of Fort Stedman

By late March of 1865, the Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia had reduced the Confederate defenders there nearly to desperation. Almost all supply lines had been cut and the Federals had more of everything–men,...

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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...