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Even though William T. Sherman was in Georgia, the whereabouts of Nathan Bedford Forrest was always on his mind. Since Forrest's victories at Fort Pillow and Brice's Crossroads, Sherman called for Union cavalry to hunt down the "devil" Forrest. On July 14, 1864, Sherman got his wish as Forrest was...
In July 1864, Robert E. Lee turned to Jubal Early to clear the Shenandoah Valley and menace Washington. Lew Wallace, a disgraced general and future author, sacrificed his scant command at Monocacy Junction, Md., to buy time for reinforcements to arrive at the nation's capital.