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rebel strength

As the undoubted spring campaign approached, a northern journalist tried to ascertain the rebel strength. He came up with numbers in all the southern armies and suggested that “Anaconda” might be squeezing the South into much greater self-reliance. From a … Continue reading

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An Important Sentence

From The New-York Times August 27, 1861: The Great Rebellion … … DISPATCH TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. WASHINGTON, Monday, Aug. 26. … Capt. FOOTE has been ordered to the command of the United States naval forces on the Western waters … Continue reading

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