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1862 – ACW: The Battle of Fredericksburg

11-15 December

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside. Continue reading “1862 – ACW: The Battle of Fredericksburg”

1864 – The Third Battle of Winchester

19 September – On this day

The Third Battle of Winchester (or Battle of Opequon), was fought in Winchester, Virginia, on this day in 1864, during the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. Continue reading “1864 – The Third Battle of Winchester”

1862 – The Battle of Iuka

19 September

The Battle of Iuka was fought on 19 September 1862, in Iuka, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. In the opening battle of the Iuka-Corinth Campaign, Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans stopped the advance of the army of Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price. Continue reading “1862 – The Battle of Iuka”

1862 – Battle of Antietam

17 September – On this day  

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought on this day in 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717. Continue reading “1862 – Battle of Antietam”

1862 – The Battle of South Mountain

14 September – On this day

The Battle of South Mountain – known in several early Southern accounts as the Battle of Boonsboro Gap – was fought on this day in 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. Three pitched battles were fought for possession of three South Mountain passes: Crampton’s, Turner’s, and Fox’s Gaps. Continue reading “1862 – The Battle of South Mountain”

1863 – Chattanooga captured by Federals

9 September – On the day

Union General William Rosecrans completes a brilliant campaign (known as the Tullahoma Campaign) against the army of Confederate General Braxton Bragg when his forces capture Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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1861 – Confederates forces enter Kentucky

3 September – On this day

Kentucky was heavily divided prior to the war. In the summer of 1861, Kentucky issued a warning to both the Confederate and Union armies not to deploy forces in the state. Continue reading “1861 – Confederates forces enter Kentucky”

1864 – Battle of Jonesborough

31 August – 2 September

The Battle of Jonesborough (modern name Jonesboro) was fought August 31–September 2 (incorporating the fall of Atlanta), 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War. Continue reading “1864 – Battle of Jonesborough”

1862 – Battle of Richmond, Kentucky

30 August – On this Day

Confederate forces rout the Union Army of Kentucky … Continue reading “1862 – Battle of Richmond, Kentucky”

1862 – Second Bull Run

28-30 August – Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)

The culmination of an offensive campaign waged to drive the Union Army of Virginia out of that state. General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia hands a significant defeat to Union forces. Continue reading “1862 – Second Bull Run”

American Civil War Quilts

Women played a very important role during the American Civil War. The Government did not provide clothing and bedding for the military as they do today and it was often left up to the soldier’s family to provide for his needs. As the war went on, it became apparent that their was a desperate need for basic items. Continue reading “American Civil War Quilts”

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