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U.S. Civil War History

1863 - Confederate General James Longstreet placed the city of Knoxville, Tennessee under siege. Longstreet could not cut off Union supplies. Confederate reinforcements arrived on November 28.

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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).