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1862 - The C.S.S. Virginia, originally known as the Merrimack battled the Union's U.S.S. Monitor to a draw.

1864 - U.S. President Lincoln appointed General Ulysses S. Grant to command all of the armies of the United States. General Willam T. Sherman succeeded Grant as the commander in the western theater.


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"I never felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do in signing this paper."
- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln commented about signing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.



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