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The dancing master in the bomb-proof

Gen. Edward Ferraro, a New York dancing master turned politically-appointed Union general, nominally commanded the troops who defended Fort Sanders. In fact, Ferraro didn’t lead anyone but spent the battle for the fort in his bomb-proof shelter along the north … Continue reading

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