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McClellan out smarts himself, Johnston rides away

Gingerly moving from his base of operations at Fort Monroe on April 5, 1862, timid Union Major General (MG) George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac ran into MG John B. 742 more words

American Civil War

Spies in the sky

Thaddeus Lowe, chief aeronaut of the fledgling Union Army Balloon Corps, had been making preliminary flights throughout the fall of 1861 to observe Confederate troop positions. 292 more words

13th Mississippi Infantry Regiment