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About civilwarweek

Member - Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Civil War reenactor and historian since 1993, holds Bachelor's Degree in History from Concordia University-St. Paul, currently pursuing Master's Degree in History at St. Cloud State University and is author of the forthcoming book, "Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man's Journey through the Civil War."

Minnesota’s Governor Dayton Walks Out of Meeting over Civil War Art, Commission Votes to Keep

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal By DON DAVIS / FORUM NEWS SERVICE PUBLISHED: November 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm | UPDATED: November 29, 2016 at 10:19 pm Gov. Mark Dayton abruptly walked out of a meeting Tuesday amid a … Continue reading

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A Moment in Time: A Few Appropriate Remarks

By Jeffrey S. Williams Most days were filled with some sort of military activity during November 1863 and the second day of the month was no exception. Skirmishing occurred at Bayou Bourbeau, Louisiana; Bates Township, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; along with … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 28 – July 7, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 28, 1865 The C.S.S. Shenandoah took eleven whaling vessels in the Bering Sea. It was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 21-27, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 21, 1865 President Andrew Johnson named Lewis E. Parsons as provisional governor of Alabama. The … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 14-20, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week June 14, 1865 John Mitchell, editor of the Richmond Examiner newspaper was arrested by Federal authorities on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 7-13, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week June 7, 1865 A small model of a steamboat made by President Abraham Lincoln in 1849 was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 31 – June 6, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday May 31, 1865 Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood surrendered to Federal authorities at Natchez, Mississippi … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 24-30, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday May 24, 1865 SHERMAN’S ARMY IN WASHINGTON GRAND REVIEW For the second straight day the troops … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 17-23, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday May 17, 1865 Major General Phil Sheridan was assigned to general Federal command west of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 10-16, 1865

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday May 10, 1865 Early in the morning, Federal troops surprised the encampment of Confederate President Jefferson … Continue reading

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