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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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Joseph E. Johnston Quick Facts

Name Meaning Joseph is of Hebrew origin meaning: “Jehovah increases” Vital Stats Birthday:  February 3rd, 1807 Birth Name:  Joseph Eggleston Johnston Birthplace:  Farmville, Virginia Date of Death:  March 21st, 1891 Cause:  Pneumonia Place of...

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The Surrender of the Confederate Armies: April-June 1865

On April 9th, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. This event at Appomattox Court House, Virginia is often regarded as the end of...