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New Civil War monument honors Minnesotans who fought at Nashville

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 … Continue reading

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Civil War Vets Help Popularlize The National Pastime

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

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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

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

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Ulysses Simpson Grant – 18th U.S. President and General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army (1822-1885)

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

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Confederate Sunset at Pea Ridge

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.

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Could ‘chain of lakes’ be Isles, Harriet – Humphrey?

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

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Quilt block tells Columbia family’s Civil War story

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

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Tribute to Maplewood, Minn. police sergeant Joe Bergeron

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

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