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Douglas, Stephen Arnold
Two-term United States Congressman and three-term United States Senator from Illinois Stephen A. Douglas was a prominent antebellum politician who championed popular sovereignty and was influential in the enactment of the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Continue Reading »
Sykes, George
Major General George Sykes was a career United States Army officer, whose 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac successfully defended Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. Continue Reading »
French, William H.
A career military officer, Major General William French commanded the 3rd Army Corps during the Civil War from July 1863 to March 1864 Continue Reading »
Mine Run Campaign
The Mine Run Campaign was a short-lived Union offensive that pitted the Army of the Potomac against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia from November 26–December 2, 1863 in Orange County, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Bristoe Station, Battle of
Fought on October 14, 1863, the Battle of Bristoe Station was a decisive Union victory during the Bristoe Campaign. Continue Reading »
Bristoe Campaign
The Bristoe Campaign was a short series of engagements that took place in northeastern Virginia between October 13 and November 7, 1863, as the Union Army of the Potomac pursued the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia following the Federal victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in July. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 115 (U.S. War Department)
On March 23, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 115 announcing the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
Harney, William Selby
Co-author of the Price-Harney Agreement, Brigadier-General William S. Harney was a forty-five-year veteran of the United States Army, who participated in the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War, the Mormon Expedition, and the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Blair, Francis Preston, Jr.
U.S. Senator and Congressman from Missouri, Frank P. Blair was one of President Abraham Lincoln's more successful political generals, rising to command the 15th and 17th Army Corps during most of the major campaigns in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Doubleday, Abner
Abner Doubleday was a career military officer and prominent Union general in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Price-Harney Agreement
Concluded on May 21, 1861, the Price-Harney Agreement was an unsuccessful attempt to maintain peace in Missouri at the onset of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Mexican War
SEE Mexican-American War»
U.S.-Mexican War
SEE Mexican-American War»
Mexican-American War
Lasting from April 25, 1846-February 2, 1848, the Mexican-American War polarized sectional differences over the extension of slavery in the United States, and it served as a training ground for numerous general officers who fought on both sides during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Harney-Price Agreement (Transcript)
SEE Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)»
Price-Harney Truce (Transcript)
SEE Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)»
Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)
Concluded on May 21, 1861, the Price-Harney Agreement was an unsuccessful attempt to maintain peace in Missouri at the onset of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 178 (U.S. War Department)
On April 23, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 178 appointing Major General Frank P. Blair to command the 17th Army Corps with the Army of the Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Special Orders, No. 135 (U.S. War Department)
On May 16, 1861, the U.S. War Department issued Special Orders, No, 135 relieving Brigadier General William S. Harney as commander of the Department of the West. Continue Reading »
Green River Bridge, Battle of the
SEE Munfordville, Battle of»

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