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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."

This Week in the American Civil War: September 7-13, 1864

Easy AdSense by Unreal 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 September 7, 1864 Federal Major General William T. Sherman wrote a letter … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 31 – September 6, 1864

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 August 31, 1864 Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Confederate army attacked Federal Major General Oliver O. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 24-30, 1864

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 August 24, 1864 On the Petersburg, Virginia front, Federals realized that Confederate infantry was building … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 17-23, 1864

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 August 17, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early ‘s troops pushed northward from Cedar Creek, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 10-16, 1864 

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 August 10, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early moved his Confederate forces southward in the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 3-9, 1864

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 August 3, 1864 Federal land forces landed on Dauphin Island and prepared to take Fort … Continue reading

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Indians in the Crater – Remembering the Battle of the Mine, July 30, 1864

by Jeffrey S. Williams Excerpted from Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man’s Journey through the Civil War By late-June 1864, Pennsylvania coal miners in the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry were discussing what they would do, if they were in charge, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 27-August 2, 1864

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 July 27, 1864 After deciding to lay a partial siege to Atlanta, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 20-26, 1864

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 July 20, 1864 BATTLE OF PEACHTREE CREEK, GEORGIA Major General George H. Thomas led his … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 13-19, 1864

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 July 13, 1864 Frustrated by their inability to break through the defenses of Washington at … Continue reading

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