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The Battle of Sabine Pass

September 8, 1863 – A Federal army-navy expedition to the Texas-Louisiana border met with embarrassing defeat by less than 50 Confederates defending Sabine Pass.

With Louisiana under Federal occupation, the Lincoln administration sought a military expansion into eastern Texas. 1,066 more words


The Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 9, 1862 – General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates attacked Federals threatening the Confederate capital from northern Virginia.

In early August, Confederate General Robert E. Lee learned that Federal troops were being transferred to reinforce Major General John Pope’s Army of Virginia. 1,104 more words


"Rabidly Xenophobic": Donald Trump Isn’t The First Know Nothing To Capture American Hearts

Pundits have been trying for weeks to explain why Donald Trump has continued to lead Republican polls, drawing massive crowds and attracting a media circus, despite stepping in it… 934 more words


A Storm Is Coming - A Manchester One That Is

By Nathaniel Banks
Twitter: @nathaniel2510

Since the Manchester Storm folded in 2002 many fans in Manchester and indeed across Europe never returned to the sport they loved. 514 more words


March 1864

1 MAR 

Federal General Judson Kilpatrick began his planned raid on the Confederate capital of Richmond. He led a detachment toward Richmond from the north, while Colonel Ulric Dahlgren’s force circled southward, crossed the James River, and approached Richmond from the south. 2,090 more words

Ulysses S. Grant

April 1864


In the Red River campaign, skirmishing occurred at Arkadelphia, Arkansas as Major General Frederick Steele’s Federals continued moving south to meet Major General Nathaniel Banks in Louisiana. 2,109 more words

Jefferson Davis

Nathaniel Banks

(Nathaniel Prentice Banks, often misspelled Nathaniel Prentiss Banks)

Born: January 13, 1816 in Waltham, Massachusetts

Died: September 1, 1894 in Waltham, Massachusetts

Military Rank (USA): 127 more words

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