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Battle of Monroe’s Cross Roads | Battle of Fayetteville Road | Kilpatrick’s Shirttail Skedaddle

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

This Civil War Battle is remembered as the last Cavalry battle of the Civil War. It took place on what is now the present grounds of Fort Bragg (near Fayetteville). It took place on March 10, 1865 and involved mounted Confederate cavalry against dismounted Union Cavalry. About 4500 men were involved. The Battle lasted several [...]

Camp Douglas

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Stories of Andersonville prison in the south have long been given full attention to the poor conditions in the Confederate run Civil War prison camp. The other morning, I happened upon a show on the History Channel entitled 80 acres of Hell (link is to a dvd) which documents a much lesser known story. That [...]