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James Wilson and the Battle of Nashville, Part II

As Wilson rested and refitted his troopers during the opening days of December, 1864, Maj. Gen. George Thomas was engaged in another battle. This one was not with John Bell Hood, but with his superiors. Throughout the first two weeks … Continue reading

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James Wilson and the Battle of Nashville, Part I

The weather was gradually changing, perhaps for the better. For several days, the Union troopers had been pelted with snow and sleet. It had been so harsh that only the woodcutters had been out in the precipitation. With a thaw … Continue reading

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The Kennesaw Line: The Battle of LaFayette

The Battle of LaFayette, Georgia, is the forgotten battle of the Atlanta Campaign. It is one of the oddest battles of the Civil War, as well—a battle that pitted a force of Confederates against a force of Southern Unionists. It … Continue reading

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Chickamauga: Jay’s Mill

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