Civil War 150th anniversary: The battlefield carnage of May 1864 hits home in Western Massachusetts

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List of Confederate monuments and memorials Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials List of memorials to Robert E. Further to the left, near the Higgerson farm, the brigades of Col.

Louis metropolitan area. Doctors attend to the president in the theater then move him to a house across the street. Rhea acknowledges the officially reported Union casualties of 17,, but suspects that some of the returns—particularly in Warren's corps—were falsified on the low side, to minimize the negative impact of the battle on the public. Taunts and jostling eventually led to gunfire and many deaths, mostly civilians but also several soldiers and members of the militia.

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The Professor and the Madman: Stuart was mortally wounded. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army. Valley Campaigns May—Oct: It would be fought near a courthouse in the town of Spotsylvania. Spotsylvania County and Orange County , Virginia. Union losses are 17, killed, wounded and missing out of , Missouri in the American Civil War. At the beginning of the war, Missouri maintained an officially neutral status.

Auction and Negro sales, Atlanta, Georgia. Back at home preparations were being made for another draft in the latest national call up of , men by President Lincoln.

What little control Price and Jackson did have was diminished by Confederate reverses during the Battles of Fredericktown on October 21 and the First Battle of Springfield on October Officially, the Battle of Spotsylvania lasted from May , with occasional lulls followed by ferocious fighting.

CS1 maint: May in Western Massachusetts was ushered in with summerlike weather and talk of baseball, fishing, spring fashion, the hot real estate market in Springfield and the impending clash of two great armies in Virginia. President Lincoln temporarily relieves McClellan as general-in-chief and takes direct command of the Union Armies.

Despite the terrors of the past three days and those to come, "we marched free. Early settlers in the area had cut down the native forests to fuel blast furnaces that processed the iron ore found there, leaving what was mainly a secondary growth of dense shrubs. Jackson publicly declared his support for the truce, while secretly requesting that Confederate forces enter Missouri to "liberate" Missouri from Federal control.