Category Archives: Commemoration

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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U.S.-Dakota War Sesquicentennial Commemorations Scheduled This Week

St. Paul, Minn. – Events are planned around the state this week to commemorate the anniversary of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, which began 150 years ago this week. The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force released this updated schedule for events … Continue reading

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Pawn broker seeks 153rd Pennsylvania descendant

By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer April 27, 2012 When a woman brought some Civil War memorabilia into P&J Coin and Gold Exchange in Brodheadsville two years ago, pawnbroker Paul Mastronardi bought the items with intentions to sell them for a … 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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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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Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force unveils logo

Co-chairs Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Rep. Dean Urdahl, and Civil War Commemoration Task Force members Brian Rice, D. Stephen Elliott and Jeffrey Williams presented the winning design from the task force’s logo contest and introduced the artist who … Continue reading

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On this Date in Civil War History: January 19, 1862 – Battle of Mill Springs (150th Anniversary)

Confederate Brigadier General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer had been operating in eastern Kentucky near Cumberland Gap since September 1861. In an attempt to guard as much territory in southeastern Kentucky as possible, he moved to Mill Springs on the south bank … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Mill Springs Reenactment to be held January 21-22, 2012

Information courtesy of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association. The Mill Springs Battlefield will be hosting Reenactment on January 21 & 22, 2012 at Zollicoffer Park. This Sesquicentennial Event will mark the 150thAnniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs. Our November and … Continue reading

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Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER 15, 2011 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS FOR PROJECTS LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded seven grants totaling $12,359 for projects that will commemorate the war in the … Continue reading

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