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U.S. Civil War History



1863 - Union General Ambrose Burnside abandoned an offensive, known as the Mud March, against General Robert E. Lee. The attack started on January 20 and was ended due to several days of heavy rain.

1865 - Confederate General John Bell Hood was officially removed as commander of the Army of Tennessee. He had requested the removal several weeks before.


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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