Civil War Wilderness

Fought between May 5 and 7 1864 the civil war Wilderness campaign was a battle between Lt. Gen. Ulysses. S. Grant ‘s Overland Campaign forces comprising some 101,000 men  against Gen. Robert. E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Grant and Lee’s armies suffered heavy losses in both men and equipment, a bloody war of attrition attempting to push forward Grant to the capital of the confederate Richmond Virginia.

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The Historic Naval War for New Orleans

When you think of great navel battles from U.S. history, we mostly think of phenomenal battles of the Revolutionary War or World War II.  But it was a naval battle for control of the mouth of the Mississippi river during the Civil War that changed the course of that war.  The strategies that lead to the fall of New Orleans is one of the storied naval encounters of this era of U.S. history.

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