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1861 - Union troops under General George B. McClellan defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia.

1862 - U.S. President Lincoln handed over the job of general-in-chief to General Henry W. (Old Bains) Halleck.

1863 - Union General Quincy Gillmore attacked Battery Wagner on Morris Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The attack was easily repulsed. A much larger assault took place on July 18, but the Confederates did not evacuate until September 7, 1863.

U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can, and strike him as hard as you can. And keep moving on!"
- Ulysses S. Grant's philosophy of war

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