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U.S. Civil War History

1862 - Union Admiral David Farragut began capturing New Orleans. Union troops officially took possession on April 29.

1864 - Confederate forces under General James Fagan captured a Union wagon train attempting to supply Federal forces at Camden, Arkansas. Union General Frederick Steele was forced to withdraw back to Little Rock.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
- The 13th Amendment from the U.S. Constitution (ratified December 6, 1865).