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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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Diversion, Battle and A Town Destroyed

Fort Brooke, an important military outpost during the Civil War, sits on the east bank of the Hillsborough River way down south in what we now call Tampa. The fort saw a short conflict in 1863 (October 16-18) that coincided with the … Continue reading

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