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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Urban Destruction during the Civil War

Megan Kate Nelson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Civil War and Reconstruction US History; US Cultural History; Urban History; Environmental History; Southern US History. 9070 words.

During the American Civil War, Union and Confederate commanders made the capture and destruction of enemy cities a central feature of their military campaigns. They did so for two reasons....

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