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Unvexed Waters: Mississippi River Squadron, Part 2

Part I of this post introduced the unprecedented U.S. Army Western Gunboat Flotilla—soon to be reorganized as the U.S. Navy Mississippi River Squadron—and carried it through the victorious battles of Forts Henry and Donelson, Tennessee, in February 1862. The next … Continue reading

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Women of Winchester (part 4): Anticipation and Anxiety, The First Union Occupation, March 1862

Part four in a series In the last article the focus was on the adventures of Emma Riley Macon who left Winchester, Virginia just prior to the Union occupation by Union General Nathanial Banks, but it focused on her experiences … Continue reading

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