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U.S. Civil War History

1862 - Confederate troops under General Henry Hopkins Sibley attacked Union troops under Colonel Edward R. S. Canby near Fort Craig. It was the first major battle in the far West, but ended with no decisive result. (Battle of Val Verde)

1864 - Confederate troops under General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated Union General William Sooy Smith at West Point, Mississippi.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
- The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution