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    Forrest wounded, defeated at Tupelo

    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...


    Wallace saves Washington, D.C., at Monocacy

    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.


    Johnston defeats Sherman at Kennesaw Mountain

    Having just reconnected with his vital supply line from Chattanooga, William T. Sherman's army advanced toward their prize, Atlanta. Sherman's path was blocked by Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee at Kennesaw Mountain near Marietta, Ga.