Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Today in
U.S. Civil War History

1862 - Union troops under General John Blunt drove Confederates under General John Marmaduke back into the Boston Mountains in northwestern Arkansas. (Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas) The battle was a prelude to a much larger fight at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, nine days later.

1863 - Confederate reinforcements arrived at Knoxville, Tennessee. Confederate General James Longstreet continued his siege in order to draw Union troops away from Chattanooga. Ultimately, Longstreet retreated back to Virginia.

U.S. Civil War Quote

"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today--it is for a vast future also."
- Abraham Lincoln (December 3, 1861)

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