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Civil War governor of Tennessee until 1862, Harris was at the Battle of Shiloh as aide to Sidney Johnston
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The American Civil War, or the War Between the States, began when Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor and ended when the last major army east of the Mississippi surrendered in Kingston, Georgia in May, 1865. In between more than 678,000 soldiers died on the battlefields and in the hospitals.

Georgia's Blue and Gray Trail takes visitors to Chickamauga, site of the greatest Confederate victory, then follows a route from Chattanooga to Atlanta, similar to the one that General William Tecumseh Sherman took as he danced a "Red Clay Minuet" with Confederate Commander Joseph E. Johnston and, later, John Bell Hood.

The Blue and Gray Trail, however, does not only deal with Georgia. Beginning from before the signing of our Constitution, we trace the causes of the Civil War, the battles and campaigns, people and politics, and the bitter pill of Reconstruction in the Civil War by year and Today in the Civil War

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John Parke [US] demands the surrender of Fort Macon on the coast of North Carolina. When the ... 1862

Battle of Kernstown ... 1862

From Little Rock, federal troops under Frederick Steele moved south to join Nathaniel Banks 1864

Some congressmen request George Meade be removed as commander of the Army of the Potomac 1864

Abraham Lincoln leaves Washington for Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters in City Point. 1865

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