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On This Day: July 23

1863 - (Civil War) Battle of Manassas Gap, Virginia

Company G of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters from Wisconsin, fought in the Battle of Manassas Gap, also known as the Battle of Wapping Heights, in Virginia.

1885 - U.S. Vice President Visits Ashland

On this date the untimely death of Ulysses S. Grant cut short Vice President Thomas Hendricks visit to Ashland. The Vice President arrived in Ashland via the steamship China in 1885. While Vice President Hendricks was in Ashland, he and his wife enjoyed trout caught in the Brule River and Fish Creek. [Source: "B" Book I, Beer Bottles, Brawls, Boards, Brothels, Bibles, Battles & Brownstone by Tony Woiak, p.11]