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1864 - The engagement at Waynesboro ended. Union General Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler clashed for the final time after eight days. The battle allowed Union General Sherman to march to Savannah, Georgia on his famous "March to the Sea."


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigues anything."
- Abraham Lincoln directed this remark to George B. McClellan, who had excused his lack of action in the fall of 1862 due to tired horses. McClellan was removed from command shortly there-after.