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1864 - Confederate General John Bell Hood marched from Gadsen to Guntersville, Alabama in order to cross the Tennessee River. However, Hood had forgotten to retrieve his army's pontoon bridge from the Coosa River in eastern Alabama. He took the troops 50 miles out of their way and made a surprise attack on Tennessee unlikely. When Hood did move into Tennessee Union General William T. Sherman's force was ready and waiting.

1864 - At Bryam's Ford, Confederate General Sterling Price pushed by a small Union force under union General Samuel Curtis' army.


U.S. Civil War Quotes

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
- Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858.



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