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U.S. Civil War History

1862 - Near Baton Rouge, Louisianna, the Confederate ship CSS Arkansas ran aground after experiencing mechanical difficulties during a battle with the U.S.S. Essex. The crew destroyed the ship to prevent it from falling into Union hands.

1864 - Union forces attacked the Confederates at Utoy Creek. The Union forces were repulsed.

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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Boys, he's not much for looks, but if we'd had him we wouldn't be caught in this trap."
- A captured Union soldier described Stonewall Jackson in this way