Civil War, Day by Day
It would be one of Robert E. Lee’s most dramatic victories - the Battle of Second Manassas. In August 1862, Lee made a bold but dangerous decision: although heavily outnumbered by a huge Federal army under General John Pope, he would divide his forces and strike the enemy.
This Day in History
On a day like today in the 1400’s...

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