Timeline Project entries from 17 January, 2010 to 24 January, 2010

1865-03-071865-03-10Wilcox's Bridge

Having stopped General Cox's union troops near Kingston forces under general Braxton Bragg attempt to outflank the Union line. Cox is reinforced and the Confederate attack failed. Bragg withdrew and was unable to prevent the fall of Kinston.

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1863-03-03Fort McAllister I

Rear Adm Du Pont ordered three ironclads to test their guns by attacking the Confederate defenses at Fort McAllister. One of his goals was to determine how effective fire from the monitors' guns would be against an earthen battery.

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1862-08-28Chapman's Mill

Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. James Longstreet successfully drove back Union forces, allowing his corps to unite with that of Stonewall Jackson prior to the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas).

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1865-02-111865-02-22Battle of Wilmington

The Battle of Wilmington closed the last major port of the Confederate States on the Atlantic coast. Wilmington had served as a major port for blockade-runners, carrying tobacco, cotton, and other goods to places such as Britain, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.

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