Timeline Project entries from 2 June, 2011 to 9 June, 2011

1864-06-051864-06-06Piedmont

Following Gen Franz Sigel's defeat at New Market, Union forces under Gen David Hunter again advanced up the Shenandoah Valley toward the critical rail facilities at Staunton, Virginia. Confederate defenders were routed and Staunton captured.

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1864-01-01Cleburne Emmancipation

Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposes that the Confederacy offers emancipation to slaves who serve in the southern army. His suggestion is politely rebuked by his fellow generals who are shocked by the suggestion.

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