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On March 2, 1864, Judson Kilpatrick's ill-planned raid to rescue Union prisoners in Richmond brought forth a scandal between North and South. That scandal involved Ulric Dahlgren and alleged orders to assassinate Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet.
Responding to a Union raid through vital Mississippi farm land, Nathan Bedford Forrest and his Southern horsemen were able to stop the thrust of William Sooy Smith's 7,000 Federals at Okolona. In doing so, Forrest added to his legend but also lost his beloved brother Jeffrey Forrest.
After multiple accidents that led to 13 Confederate casualties, the H.L. Hunley began its first and last mission. On Feb. 17, 1864, the Hunley, under the command of George Dixon, sank the USS Housatonic near the north entrance of the Charleston harbor, making it the first submarine to sink an enemy...
After the fall of Vicksburg, Meridian had emerged as the next town of strategic value in Mississippi. Meridian's value was based on the railroads that ran through the town. From Meridian, the Confederate army could still disperse troops and supplies to troubled spots in the Confederacy. Like Corinth...