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On this day in the Civil War, Confederate troops commanded by General Thomas Hindman attack Union forces under Generals James Blunt and Francis Herron. Confederate casualties are over 1,300 with Federal losses approximately the same.

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General Thomas HindmanĀ 

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On this day in the Civil War, Union troops under General David Hunter defeat Confederate forces at the Battle of Piedmont, Virginia.

The Confederates suffer 1,600 casualties including 1,000 prisoners.

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General David Hunter

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On this day in the Civil War, North Carolina votes for secession. This becomes the eleventh and final state to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.

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On this day in the Civil War, Congressman Clement Vallandigham, a copperhead involved in anti-war activities, is banished to the South under orders from President Lincoln.

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Clement Vallandigham

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On this day in the Civil War, General Philip Sheridan is appointed to command the district west of the Mississippi River.

Due to Sheridan’s reputation for destruction the South is extremely upset.

 

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General Philip Sheridan

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On this day in the Civil War, the Union army under General Grant defeats General Pemberton’s Confederates at the Battle of Champion’s Hill.

The casualties of this battle are considered to be the most severe of the entire Vicksburg campaign.

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