G – Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1st- July 3rd, 1863. It was fought around and in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War and is frequently cited as the war’s turning point. Union Major General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee’s invasion of the North.


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H – Hooker, Thomas

General Hooker was born November 13, 1814 - October 31, 1879 in Hadley, Massachusetts. He was also known as fighter Joe. Although he served throughout the war, usually with distinction, he is best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.


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I – Battle of Iuka and Corinth

Major General Sterling Price's Army of the West main column marched into Iuka, Mississippi, on September 14. Price's superior, General Braxton Bragg, the commander of the Confederate Army of the Mississippi, who was leading an offensive deep into Kentucky, ordered him to prevent Major General William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Mississippi troops from moving into Middle Tennessee and reinforcing Brig. General James Negley's division of Major General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, which was garrisoning Nashville.


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