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U.S. Civil War History



1864 - During a raid on Missouri, Confederate General Sterling Price's army was pinned between two Union forces at Westport, near Kansas City. (Battle of Westport, Missouri)

1864 - Union General Grant ordered parts of three army corps, commanded by Generals Winfield Hancock, Gouverneur K. Warren, and John Parke, to advance toward Confederat trenches along Hatcher's Run near Petersburg, Virginia. The goal was to cut the railroad supply line for the Confederates. On October 25, Union troops were turned back.


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard. Not half of them get there."
- Abraham Lincoln