GDG- southernmost engagement

Matt Diestel agatematt at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 10:38:47 CST 2012


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> Esteemed GDG Member Leo McGuire Contributes:
>


>  Out of curiosity, do you know the  southernmost? Chickamauga  maybe?
>> Regards,
>> George
>> I don't know, George, but Chickamauga sounds reasonable.
>> Al Mackey
>>
>
> All of Sherman's March took place further south than Chickamauga.
> Off the top of my head, I think Olustee may have been the furthest south.
> Leo McGuire
>
>   In terms of an action or skirmish level fight it would most likely be
> Palmito Ranch, Texas on May 12-13, 1865. Even though it carries the title
> the Battle of .. in terms of forces involved it hardly rated that title by
> Civil War standards at least IMHO.

     In terms of a major military operation, the 1865 Siege of Mobile by
the Union XIII & XVI corps under Canby in April 1865 would seem to be the
southernmost battle at that level of conflict.
                 With regards,
                       Chet


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