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1862 - Confederate General Earl Van Dorn gathered three cavalry brigades and left Grenada, Mississippi. He attacked Union General Ulysses S. Grant's supplies at Holly Springs, Mississippi on December 20. The attacked thwarted Grant's first attempt to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1862 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant expelled all Jews from his department in the west based on Jewish friends that were attempting to gain access, for profit, to capture cotton. Grant later admitted that the criticism of his hasty action was deserved.

U.S. Civil War Quotes

"I failed, I failed, and that is about all that can be said about it."
- Abraham Lincoln's self-criticism of his famous "Gettysburg Address"

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