150 years ago today on Monday September 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln found “a deadlock” in the Shenandoah Valley disturbing. Ulysses Grant was also worried, because Federal Major General Phil Sheridan was unable to make any progress in the Winchester, Virginia area.
Also on this day, skirmishing occurred near Memphis, Tennessee and Caledonia, Missouri. Federal troops, arriving in Dakota Territory, relieved Captain Fisk of duty in escorting emigrants to Idaho.
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