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Battle of Cold Harbor – June 3, 1864

June 3, 1864 -Battle of Cold Harbor and My 2nd Great Grandfather's Regiment was in the thick of the battle! On June 3, 1864 one of the most lopsided battles of the American Civil War was fought near the Cold Harbor Tavern close to Mechanicsville, Virginia. The battle actually was fought from June 1 to June 12th. But on June 3rd  the Union forces under the command of Ulysses Grant met the Confederate forces of Robert E Lee fought in one of the bloodiest and most lopsided days of the war. Over 7.000 Union troops were killed or wounded in a hopeless...

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Battle of Fairfax Court House – June 1, 1861

Battle of Fairfax Court House - First Battle of the Civil War?   So while the Battle of Manassas or Bull Run, depending on whether you are from the South or North, is considered the first major battle of the U.S. Civil War, there were two land engagement prior to that battle. The first land engagement of the war happened on June 1, 1861 at the Fairfax Court House in Fairfax, Virginia. . Before we find out what happened let's find out where the Historic Fairfax County Court House is located. A Google search for the location of the Court...

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This Date in History – November 3, 1816 – Confederate General Jubal A. Early was born! July 1864 Early’s Troops head toward Washington!

So through the years, even though I was not a fan of the Confederacy, because of the slavery issue, I have been more fascinated and interested in its generals than those of the north. Most of the biographies that I have read about Civil War generals have been about Confederate Generals, like Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson, JEB Stuart and the General whose birthday it is today Jubal Anderson Early who would have been 198 years young today, if not for climate change after Noah's Flood (Pat Robertson: People Don't Live To Be 950 Anymore Because Of Climate Change. Right!...

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These Days in History – May 13-15th – The Civil War Battle of Resaca was fought!

Battle of Resaca, by Kurz and Allison, 1889. Starting on May 13, 164 through May 15th The Battle of Resaca was fought as General William T. Sherman began his March to the Sea. When I first read the one sentence about this battle starting yesterday, I thought "Where the hell is Resaca?" I assumed it was somewhere in Georgia and probably in northeast Georgia as Sherman started his movements toward Atlanta. Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia Sure enough there is Resaca highlighted in the northeast corner of Georgia. From Wikipedia The Battle of Resaca was part...