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America's Civil War
Presented by Georgia's Historic High Country Travel Association

Dual independent, fully encased sidewheels made Queen of the west a serious threat to Confederate shipping
Queen of the West destroying the City of Vicksburg
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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Today in the Civil War
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Battle of (Kessler's) Cross Lanes General John Floyd routs an Ohio regiment 1861

General Benjamin Butler leads a successful amphibious landing on Cape Hatteras 1861

King Kamehameha IV proclaimed the neutrality of the Hawaiian Islands during the Civil War. 1861

Fitzhugh Lee [CS] captures the rail depot at Manassas Junction setting in motion a chain of events ... 1862

General John Floyd dies of natural causes in Abingdon, VA 1863


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