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This Month in the Civil War – Fort Fisher Surrenders – by S. McBride

As William Tecumseh Sherman was offering the capture of the key Confederate city of Savannah, Georgia to President Abraham Lincoln as a “Christmas gift”, a combined amphibious Army and Navy…

Schaghticoke at Fort Fisher – by C. Kelley

Last week I wrote about the amphibious assault by the Union Army and Navy on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, defender of the last access point for supplies to the Confederacy…

Bicentennial of the Battle of Plattsburgh – by Chris Kelly

  I will take a week off from Schaghticoke mill history to remind us all that 200 years ago at this time of year, New York State was being invaded…

This Month in the Civil War – June, 1864 Cold Harbor to Petersburg- by S. McBride

  The Union’s Army of the Potomac had suffered a terrible loss of men in May, 1864 in battles at The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse, but General Ulysses S. Grant…

The Red River Campaign April 1864 – by Sandy McBride

Although Ulysses S. Grant’s army had won a crucial victory at Vicksburg in July of 1863, taking control of trade and travel on the Mississippi River for the Union, the…

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