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Spring, 1862 – Stonewall Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign includes the First Battle of Kernstown on March 23, 1862, the Battle of Front Royal on May 23, the First Battle of Winchester on May 25, the Battle of Cross Keys on June 8, and the Battle of Port Republic on June 9

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September 22, 1862 – President Lincoln issues preliminary “Emancipation Proclamation”

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July 4, 1863 – Confederate forces surrender their last stronghold on the Mississippi at Vicksburg to the Union army led by General Ulyssses S. Grant after a six week siege

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September 19-20, 1863 – The Union’s Army of the Cumberland under General William Roscrans is defeated by the Confederate Army of the Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg at the Battle of Chickamauga

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1864 – General Phil Sheridan is assigned command of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac and after a series of battles in the Shenandoah Valley, including the Battles of Winchester and Cedar Creek, begins a scorched earth policy to deprive the Confederate of supplies from the Shenandoah Valley

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May 5-6, 1864 – After taking overall command of all Union forces, General Grant begins his overland campaign against General Lee and the Confederate Army by attacking the Confederate position at the Battle of the Wilderness near Spotsylvania, Virginia

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May 8-12, 1864 – General Grant and the Union Army inflict further casualities upon General Lee and the Confederate Army at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse

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