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May 9, 1864: Union troops take Snake Creek Gap, Georgia

On this day, Union troops secure a crucial pass during the Atlanta campaign. In the spring and summer of 1864, Union General William T. Sherman and Confederate General Joseph Johnston conducted a slow and methodical campaign to seize control of … Continue reading

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Battle of Barbourville

Other Names: None Location: Knox County Campaign: Kentucky Confederate Offensive (1861) Date(s): September 19, 1861 Principal Commanders: Capt. Isaac J. Black [US]; Col. Joel A. Battle [CS] Forces Engaged: Home Guard (approx. 300 men) [US]; detachment of approx. 800 men … Continue reading

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Union General William S. Rosecrans Birthday

FIELD COMMANDS 23rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Colonel BATTLES COMMANDED Rich Mountain West Virginia July 11, 1861 Carnifex Ferry West Virginia September 10, 1861 Iuka Mississippi September 19, 1862 Corinth 2 Mississippi October 3-4, 1862 Murfreesboro or Stones River Tennessee December … Continue reading

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Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

Hatteras Inlet Batteries   Other Names: Forts Clark and Hatteras Location: Dare County Campaign: Blockade of the Carolina Coast (August-December 1861) Date(s): August 28-29, 1861 Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler [US]; Col. William F. Martin [CS] Forces Engaged: 9th … Continue reading

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