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Overland and Atlanta Campaigns Begin: May 1864

May 1864 in the Civil War With all planning and preparations complete, the much anticipated spring campaigns under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant began in early May.  Grant’s plan called...


The Death of Major General John Sedgwick May 9th, 1864

John Sedgwick was born in Cornwell Hollow, Connecticut in 1813 and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1837. He served in the Mexican War and was a major in the 1st ...