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On this Date in Civil War history: June 9, 1863 – Battle of Brandy Station

The largest cavalry clash of the Civil War, the Battle of Brandy Station, took place as Robert E. Lee began to move his army north for the invasion of Pennsylvania in 1863. Although the battle was technically a Confederate victory, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 19-25, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 19, 1862 It was a light day today. The only action was a skirmish at Elk Mountain, in western Virginia, and Strasburg, Va. The … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Wade Hampton III, C.S.A. (1818-1902)

Born Wade Hampton III in Charleston, South Carolina, the man who would assume J.E.B. Stuart’s mantle had much to live up to even at birth. His grandfather, the first Wade Hampton, had served in the American Revolution, and both his … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: August 1, 1861

Thursday August 1, 1861 General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Army, and adviser to President Davis, arrived in western Virginia on an uncertain mission to coordinate an inspect the various Confederate force there. However, the mission soon developed into his taking … Continue reading

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