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    1863, Vicksburg Mississippi, zombie

    1863 was the pivotal year of the American Civil War. The Union army, sensing victory, tried to deal a knockout blow to the Confederacy by taking control of the Mississippi River. After New Orleans fell to the Union, the city of Vicksburg remained as the last Confederate holdout on the big river. On May 18, […]

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    Key West, Florida, 1935 zombie attack

    On Labor Day, September 2, 1935, a major hurricane bore down on the Florida Keys, a string of islands separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane, one of only two Category 5 storms ever recorded in the United States, made landfall at Key West, the most populous of the keys. As […]

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    The Battle of Hope

    The Battle of Hope was the first battle in the campaign to reclaim the United States from the zombies. It was fought seven years after the disastrous Battle of Yonkers. The entire battle was actually an experiment to test the effectiveness of the new model army that had been trained in the years since zombies […]

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    2002 A.D., St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

    A zombie—bloated, waterlogged, with skin completely dissolved—washed ashore on the northeast coast of the island. Local inhabitants were unsure of what to make of it, keeping their distance and calling for the authorities. It is thought this was only known instance of a zombie travelling long distances undersea before the war. The crowd of beachgoers, […]

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    1987 A.D., Khotan, China

    In 1987, reports of rioting, martial law, and widespread violence towards large unarmed mobs turned the attention of the United States government to a nuclear power plant in Xinjiang, China. The People’s Republic of China offered many different stories at first, but none that matched the brutality of the reports coming in, as well as […]