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1864 - Union hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, while leading an attack against a Confederate position. His wound was pronounced fatal and Union General Ulysses S. Grant promoted him to brigadier general. However, he survived until 1914 when he died from an infection from the wound he suffered in Petersburg. General Ulysses S. Grant refrained from futher frontal assaults after the heavy losses the Union suffered on this day.


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

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