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  1. Joe Hooker's ChancellorsvilleRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2018 | HistoryNet

    The general stood at the brink of victory in May 1863-and then it all went wrong. His 1877 letter to a friend offers his version of why.

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  2. Seven Days That Saved Richmond in 1862Read the original story

    Aug 29, 2018 | HistoryNet

    Although the Confederates had won the first major battle in the state of Virginia in July 1861, Union forces still controlled large areas of the Old Dominion in the summer of 1862 and were threatening the Confederacy's capital at Richmond on two fronts Major General George B. McClellan had completed his drive up the Peninsula and was poised to strike the city by June, causing plenty of anxious moments for the Rebel high command. It also didn't help that two of the three Confederate field officers holding the full rank of general-Joseph E. Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard-were at odds with President Jefferson Davis, who, as a West Pointer and former secretary of war, never hesitated to offer opinions on military affairs.

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  3. Prescient at the CreationRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 | HistoryNet

    Ridiculed after the 1963 Battle of Ap Bac as being too old, out of touch and mired in outdated military thinking, was General Paul Harkins actually the most accurate American prophet of the Vietnam War? As General Paul D. Harkins arrived at Tan Heip's small airstrip on January 3, 1963, he knew it was bad. In the bloody battle that had unfolded at nearby Ap Bac the previous day, five U.S. helicopters had been shot out of the sky, three American advisers and 63 Army of the Republic of Vietnam soldiers had been killed and about 100 others wounded.

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  4. Rebel Mystery ManRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2017 | HistoryNet

    Being a tale of the hunt for the identity of a bold adventurer, who hoped to capture a Yankee ship and a lady's heart. For 50 years an intriguing diary has reposed in the University of Virginia's Library-with no one sure of its author.

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  5. Fire for Effect: Invisible Man SimpsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | HistoryNet

    You don't necessarily have to win the war , nor do you have to lead soldiers into combat, saber in hand . The most important attribute is probably charisma.

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