Two years ago I had the pleasure of purchasing, of what I didn’t know at the time, was a pre telegram signed and written by General Gordon Granger who was in Knoxville, Tennessee to General Ulysses Grant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 11th, 1863. It was also signed by General Ambrose Burnside as Granger’s...
This ship supposedly was in the Mississippi fleet. This photo was at Baileys dam on the red river in Alexandria Louisiana. On some sites it says that it’s the Uss Signal but the Signal was the number 8 and this is the number 9.
Just wondering if anyone knows or can help me to find out.
Thanks in advance
Attack and Die, first published by The University of Alabama Press in 1982, is scarcely a new book, nor despite its age has it attained the stature of a recognized classic; instead it offers an unconventional and controversial view of what might have been called How the South Lost the Civil War...
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