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The Kennesaw Line: Charles Harker and the “tornado of fire”

Newton’s right brigade was led forward on the fateful morning of June 27 by 27-year-old Brig. Gen. Charles Garrison Harker, a charismatic, handsome, and talented young New Jersey native. Harker had become a stand-out in the Army of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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