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58th North Carolina Infantry Monument at Chickamauga

“Erected by the State of North Carolina to mark the extreme point attained in a charge by the right of the 58th NC Regiment, about 6 p.m.

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August 26, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate troops under General Stonewall Jackson seize the rail line at Manassas Junction.

General Jackson’s strategy is to, “Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.”

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August 25, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Union Secretary of War Edwin Stanton sends orders providing for the enlistment of black soldiers.

Edwin Stanton

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August 24, 1861

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate leaders John Slidell, James Mason and Pierre Rost are appointed commissioners to Europe.

John Slidell

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Ole Miss Misses the Mark (Again)

Another event took place last week involving the never ending assault against the Confederacy. Ole Miss (University of Mississippi) announced its marching band won’t play “Dixie” at football games this fall. 281 more words

August 23, 1864

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate Fort Morgan falls to Federal troops.

The Union now controls Mobile Bay and closes one of the last major ports used for Southern blockade running. 8 more words

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