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U.S. Civil War History

1863 - Two Union corps under William T. Sherman and James McPherson drove Confederates under Joseph Johnston out of Jackson, Mississippi.

1864 - The Battle of Resaca, Georgia, began. This was one of the first fights in Union General William T. Sherman's campaign to capture Atlanta. The battle was considered a tactical victory for the Rebels because they had maintained their position and thwarted the Union offense.

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"I earnestly believe that the consequences of this day's work will be to the lasting advantage, if not the very salvation, of the country,"
- U.S. President Lincoln after being re-elected on November 8, 1864.