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May 23, 1864

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate troops under General A.P. Hill battle Federal forces led by General Gouverneur Warren at the Battle of North Anna River in Virginia. 12 more words

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May 22, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, General Henry Halleck leads Union forces at Corinth, Mississippi against a Confederate army led by General P.G.T. Beauregard. General Halleck assumed command of Grant’s army one month earlier after the Battle of Shiloh. 16 more words

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May 21, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Union General George McClellan continues to request more troops from President Abraham Lincoln, to join the Army of the Potomac. 59 more words

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May 20, 1861

On this day in the Civil War, North Carolina votes for secession. This becomes the eleventh and final state to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.

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With all the attacks on anything related to the Confederacy, there are some things that are still being held intact. The following letter describes one of these instances. 367 more words

May 18, 1863

On this day in the Civil War, Federal troops under General Grant begin the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The siege lasts 47 days, ending with the surrender of the Confederate army on July 4th.

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May 17, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, General Philip Sheridan is appointed to command the district west of the Mississippi River.

Due to Sheridan’s reputation for destruction the South is extremely upset. 9 more words

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