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U.S. Civil War History
- Two Union corps under William T. Sherman and James McPherson drove Confederates under Joseph Johnston out of Jackson, Mississippi.
- The Battle of Resaca, Georgia, began. This was one of the first fights in Union General William T. Sherman's campaign to capture Atlanta. The battle was considered a tactical victory for the Rebels because they had maintained their position and thwarted the Union offense.
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U.S. Civil War Quotes
|"Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard. Not half of them get there."|
- Abraham Lincoln