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General Sherman used this house as his headquarters when the Federal army occupied Savannah, Georgia during the Civil War.

We will be releasing a documentary based on our book: The Civil War-A Biblical Perspective in 2019. Stay tuned!

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On this day in the Civil War, Union General Joseph Hooker makes this statement to his army: “The men are to be commended on the achievements of the past seven days.”

The irony of this statement is that the Union army suffered a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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General Joseph Hooker

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress) 

On this day in the Civil War, the Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee clashes with the Union Army of the Potomac under General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of the Wilderness. After several days of fighting, in which the Confederate army prevails, General Grant surprises his troops by continuing to press toward Richmond instead of retreating. A Union officer describes Grant’s tenacity by stating that he: “Habitually wears an expression as if he had determined to drive his head through a brick wall and was about to do it.”