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The burning of Linden’s courthouse: May 12, 1863

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 2:46 pm

On May 10,1863, Major General W. T. Sherman wrote orders to Lt. Colonel W. L.M. Breckenridge directing him to a Confederate stronghold in Linden, Tennessee. In the orders, Sherman stipulated the following points. Breckenridge’s First Western Tennessee Cavalry was to engage the rebel forces, capture of kill as...
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