Your History Moment: The Great Mud March of 1863

My place of work is big on having ALL HANDS meetings once a month, where we discuss events of importance both inside and outside the wire (command interest, that is).  I have been informally tasked in recent months to create a “History Moment” to start off the meeting with, mostly because we are experiencing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War at the moment.  I’ve enjoyed the chance to put together a little sniglet of history for these meetings and will try to keep up the practice in the months to come.  In the meantime, here’s the recent one for the January meeting, the infamous “Mud March” of the Jan 1863 Winter offensive:


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