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U.S. Civil War History



1862 - General Robert E. Lee assumed command in place of General Joseph E. Johnston. Lee renamed his force the Army of Northern Virginia. (Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks) concluded)

1864 - The Battle of Cold Harbor began when Confederate troops attacked Union troops a few miles from Richmond.

1864 - Cavalry troops under General Samual D. Sturgis left Memphis in search of Confederate commander Nathan Bedford Forrest.


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."
- Union General William T. Sherman said this shortly before beginning his brutal March to the Sea