Tagged: major battles

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Colonel Norman J. Hall’s Report for the Battle of Fredericksburg

Major General Ambrose Burnside’s plan for the capture of Fredericksburg, Virginia in November 1862 depended on the timely arrival of pontoon bridge building materials so that his army could cross the Rappahannock River into...

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Battle of Chickamauga Facts and Trivia

Date: September 19-20, 1863. Location: Catoosa and Walker Counties in northern Georgia Approximate Troop Strength: Union 58,000 to 60,000: Confederate 66,000-68,000. Commanders: Major General William Rosecrans (Union); General Braxton Bragg (Confederate). Estimated Union Casualties:...

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Major Samuel Sturgis’ Report on the Battle of Wilson’s Creek

Early on the morning of August 10th, 1861, 5,400 Union troops under the command of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon attacked a Confederate force of 11,000 under the command of Brigadier General Ben McCullough at...

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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...