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October 25, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln corresponds with Federal General George McClellan about the General’s lack of launching an assault against the Confederate army. 46 more words

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“Wherever there has been great suffering, people are always seeing strange things.”

(Ghostly apparitions on the Chickamauga battlefield. Photo courtesy of Danial Druey.)

The Battle of Chickamauga was a costly one. On September 19 – 20, 1863, approximately 35,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. 410 more words

October 24, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Union General Don Carlos Buell is relieved of command for failing to prevent Bragg’s Confederates from escaping from Kentucky. 9 more words

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October 23, 1864

On this day in the Civil War, Federal forces defeat Confederate troops at the Battle of Westport, Missouri. The battle involves 20,000 Federal troops and 8,000 Confederates, with both sides suffering approximately 1,500 casualties. 24 more words

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Andersonville Prison Records

Researchers who find mention of the Confederate prison, Andersonville, in their ancestor’s Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) or pension file should be interested in taking the next logical step in their research. 149 more words


October 22, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate General Braxton Bragg successfully withdraws his army from Kentucky.

General Braxton Bragg

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress) 

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October 21, 1861

On this day in the Civil War, Union troops are defeated by Confederates at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff.

Federal Colonel Edward Baker, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, is killed.

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