Category Archives: Casualties

On this date in Civil War history – Fort Pillow Massacre – April 12, 1864

Easy AdSense by Unreal Fort Pillow was located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 40 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Constructed by Confederate General Gideon Pillow in 1861, it overlooked the river, and its principal function was to … Continue reading

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Remarks on the Anniversary of the passing of Chief Little Crow

by Dean Urdahl Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Hutchinson, Minnesota – (July 6, 2013) Two battles in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 are officially listed as Civil War battles:  Fort Ridgely and Wood Lake.  The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration … Continue reading

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Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew, C.S.A. (1828-1863)

James Johnston Pettigrew was born on 4 July 1828 at Bonarva, the Tyrrell County, North Carolina, plantation of his parents, Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. Young Pettigrew was called Johnston by his friends and family. He was a phenomenally … Continue reading

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Memorial dedicated to 38 Dakota executed in 1862 unveiled

Story and photos by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force “The cold air is nothing compared to what happened on this day 150 years ago,” said David Brave Heart, Mankato Mdewankantonwan Association chairman, as hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Narrative of the Tenth Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

By Gen. J.H. Baker [From Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars Vol. I, pp 455-471] For the purpose of raising the quota of troops to be furnished by the State of Minnesota, under the calls of the president of … Continue reading

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Two men who died in Civil War camp remembered in Watkinsville

By WAYNE FORD – Onlineathens.com Originally published April 20, 2012 When a Union raiding party came through Watkinsville in August 1864 during the Civil War, the soldiers seized two local businessmen who never returned leaving a mystery that wouldn’t be solved until … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: The Great Locomotive Chase – April 12, 1862

Both Union and Confederate troops sabotaged railroads to impede enemy supply and troop transport. The Andrew’s Raid, popularly known as the “Great Locomotive Chase,” was one of the best-known attempts at railroad destruction during the Civil War. The Civil War … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: March 6-8, 1862 – Battle of Pea Ridge

The battle of Pea Ridge, also known by Southerners as the battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the most famous engagement fought in the trans-Mississippi region. It also was the key to Union domination of that area, for Federal forces cleared … Continue reading

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Minnesota Soldier Killed at Shiloh to have grave re-dedicated after 150 years

Information courtesy of the MN Civil War Commemoration Task Force Event: Civil War Grave Rededication Ceremony Date: April 7, 2012 Place: Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sponsor: Minnesota Civil War Commemoration … Continue reading

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Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, C.S.A. (Jan. 18,1816- May 16,1863)

Born near Claiborne, Maryland, on 18 January 1816, Lloyd Tilghman graduated from West Point in 1836. He decided not to become a professional soldier and resigned from the service. His only active military duty came during the Mexican War (1846-1848), … Continue reading

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