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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

"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.