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U.S. Civil War History

1862 - General Henry W. Halleck became the general-in-cheif of all union forces.

1864 - General Jubal Early's troops engaged Union forces under General Crook near Kernstown, Virginia. The Union troops fled the area the next day.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"It would be superfluous in me to point out to your Lordship that this is war."
- Charles Francis Adams (United States Foreign Minister to Great Britain) in a letter to British Foreign Secretary Lord Russell concerning two ironclads being sent to help the Confederates.