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Braxton Bragg

Confederate General Braxton Bragg Served as Both a Commander and Quastermaster During the Civil War, He Would Request Supplies to Himself and Then Deny Them

General Braxton Bragg is generally considered one of the worst generals during the Civil War. Most of the battles he engaged in ended badly. After the war, he returned to Louisiana and discovered that the Union Army had taken his plantation. He ended up being an engineer at the New Orleans Waterworks. But did you …

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Red rover

What is the USS Red Rover?

The Navy maintains, trains, and equips combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and preserving maritime freedom. U.S. Navy personnel are experts in the operation of nearly every type of military equipment in the country’s arsenal, from Humvees to aircraft carriers. Did you know that they turned into a War ship hospital?  The …

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Why Did Rose O’Neal Greenhow Go to Jail?

When the Civil War started, there were strict gender roles for women. But this also worked well for those who worked as confederate spies. Authorities caught on when women started behaving unladylike. It became more difficult for women to cross state lines without being searched, which eventually led to several arrests. Women spies were rarely …

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What Did Abraham Lincoln Say About the Elephants King Rama IV Offered for the Civil War?

Animals have found their use in military warfare during ancient and medieval times, sometimes even spelling out the victory for some. The use of animals on the battleground started to decline thanks to the advancement of military technology. But did you know that Lincoln was once offered war elephants to be part of his army …

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