Tag Archives: Union Army

“The Daylight of Deliverance” – Nathaniel Lyon Responds to the 1860 Election Results

Two months after the death of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon at Wilson’s Creek, The Last Political Writings of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon was published. Utilizing many of Lyon’s political articles and letters he wrote while in Kansas to The Manhattan Express, this remarkable source … Continue reading

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New York Saves The Union

That is perhaps a hyperbolic title. But one brigade of all New York soldiers saved two Federal armies in the summer and fall of 1863, at Gettysburg and Chattanooga – thereby arguably doing more to assist the Union cause in … Continue reading

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The Raid Ends: Morgan’s Raiders in Ohio

Part 3 of a three-part series  After five days in Indiana, Morgan and his men left the Sunmansville area and headed east. They reached Harrison, a small town that straddles the Indiana and Ohio border, on July 13, 1863. Colonel … Continue reading

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