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This Month in the Civil War: Cedar Creek – by S. McBride

   Union General Philip Sheridan had been chosen to lead the Army of the Shenandoah in an effort to sever the lifeline sustaining the south, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia,…

Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley – by S. McBride

General Philip Sheridan had his orders.   “Give the enemy no rest.  Do all the damage to railroads and crops you can.  Carry off stock of all descriptions, and negroes,…

This Month in the Civil War – by S. McBride

  As the steamy days of August, 1864 beset the weary and battered soldiers and citizens of the war-torn United States, Petersburg and Atlanta, two of the most vital cities…

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