Thursday, June 1, 2023
U.S. Civil War History
- 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)<!hc0601&0626,cw>
- The Battle of Cold Harbor began when Confederate troops attacked Union troops a few miles from Richmond.<!hc0601 0623>
- Cavalry troops under General Samual D. Sturgis left Memphis in search of Confederate commander Nathan Bedford Forrest.<!hc0610>
U.S. Civil War Quote
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|<!lincoln hc>"For those who were resisting the laws of the Union to cease that resistance."|
- U.S. President Lincoln's response when asked if there was any way to stop the war by Alexander Stephens.
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