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By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Members of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force on Nov. 16 dedicated a new Civil War marker on Shy’s Hill in Nashville, … Continue reading
Some 30 men who either played or managed major league baseball served in the Civil War. In addition, three of the first five National League presidents wore the Union blue in the “War Between the States.” By Tim Dyhouse, VFW … Continue reading
Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … Continue reading
Born Hiram Ulysses Grant, he unprotestingly accepted the clerical error changing his name to Ulysses Simpson Grant when he entered West Point in 1839. His new name, U.S. Grant, lent itself to his Old Army nickname, Uncle Sam Grant, or … Continue reading
This video was shot by Jeffrey S. Williams, the moderator of This Week in the Civil War, on Aug. 22, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Article by Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune A Civil War history buff wants Lake Calhoun’s name changed because John C. Calhoun was passionately pro-slavery. The lake’s name has been debated before, but changing it is no small matter. John Winters, it … Continue reading
BY ANNE KONCKI, Columbia-Missourian COLUMBIA — During the Civil War, Marilyn Russell’s great-great-grandfather, Joseph Alexander Cook, noticed a cannonball lodged in a tree where he lived in southern Arkansas. After the war, he went back to the tree with his sons … Continue reading
Even though this has nothing to do with the Civil War, it was one year ago today that the Maplewood, Minn. Police Department lost Sergeant Joe Bergeron, who was killed in action while responding to a carjacking. The editor of … Continue reading