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February ’64

1864 The winter war–the one with which Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant were determined to give the Confederates no respite–continued. Lincoln was meanwhile deciding to put Grant, his most successful general, in charge of all Union forces. The master … Continue reading

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January ’64

1864 In 1861, many ebullient Southerners likely took for granted that their secession and the war it produced would enhance the South’s economy and harm the North’s. If so, they erred dramatically. By January 1864, the beginning of the war’s fourth calendar … Continue reading

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