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U.S. Civil War History

1862 - The Confederate ironclad Arkansas fought with and ran off two Union ships. However, the Arkansas suffered damage to her engines.

1864 - Confederate General John Bell Hood attacked William T. Sherman at the Battle of Atlanta on Bald Hill.

1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
- Union General John Sedgwick spoke these words just moments before being shot dead by a confederate sniper at Spotsylvania