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General Lew Wallace’s Report on the Battle of Monocacy

In early July, 1864, Major General Lew Wallace, commander of the Federal Middle Department with his headquarters in Baltimore, faced a difficult situation. A Confederate army of 15,000 men under General Jubal Early had...

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The 8th Illinois Cavalry at the Battle of Monocacy

In July of 1864, most of the 8th Illinois Cavalry was stationed in the Washington D.C. area and was involved in guard duty and patrols against Colonel John F. Mosby’s guerillas.¬† This regiment of...