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August 14, 1863: Beach the Marines

The Autocrat, flagship of A.W. Ellet’s Marine Brigade Apparently General Ellet had a brigade of cavalry on boats on the Mississippi, and these “marines” were a bit hard to handle. Grant appealed to the Secretary of War to give him … Continue reading

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