Civil War, Day by Day
On March 17, 1865, General Edward R. Canby of the Department of West Mississippi resolved to complete a longtime mission of the Union Army. He mounted a campaign to capture the city of Mobile, Alabama - home of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, two vital Confederate fortifications.
This Day in History
Old Glory Raised

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