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Valley Falls Grant for Thompson Mill? – by C. Barton

Valley Falls- the Village of Valley Falls with the assistance of the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA) and the Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) has applied to the Environmental Protection Agency’s…

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 – 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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