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December 20, 1862: Van Dorn raids Holly Springs

Confused reports were coming in from Holly Springs. Forrest and Van Dorn appeared to have a sizable cavalry force, and Col. Robert Murphy, the Union commander, was spooked. Grant ordered Mizner to back up his cavalry under Colonel Marsh, but … Continue reading

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