Thursday, June 1, 2023

Today in
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.

U.S. Civil War Quote

"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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