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Wisconsin Civil War hero could get Medal of Honor

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal by Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Alonzo H. Cushing is close to receiving the Medal of Honor, almost 150 years after his heroic actions at the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. A … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Fort Donelson (Feb. 13-16, 1862)

Located on the west bank of the Cumberland river two miles north of Dover, Tennessee, Fort Donelson was on a steep bluff overlooking a straight stretch of several miles of river. The fort itself was only about 15 acres, but … Continue reading

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Bombardment of Fort Henry (Feb. 2-6, 1862)

Fort Henry was a Confederate garrison on the Tennessee River, the capture of which was the first significant Union victory of the Civil War. Because of its food production, mineral resources, labor supply, and railroads, Tennessee was the key to … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh and Corinth

1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh Historical Monograph prepared by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta campaign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta Campaign May-Sept. 1864

Historical Mongraph by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh. Much has been written about the First Minnesota Infantry and its well-deserved place … Continue reading

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Along The Way: Elrosa man creates scaled Civil War replica cannons

Written by Jenny Berg Special to the St. Cloud Times ELROSA, Minn. – David Heinze, known to many as The Cannon Man, has been building accurately scaled Civil War replica cannons for 15 years. “Farmers need something to keep them … Continue reading

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