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Full Text of the Dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 19, 1863

Easy AdSense by Unreal ORDER OF PROCESSION FOR THE CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG, PA., ON THE 19th OF NOVEMBER, 1863. Military under command of Major-General Couch. Major-General Meade and Staff, and the Officers and Soldiers of the … Continue reading

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Monument to 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg rededicated on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  On July 2, 1863, everything was chaos as smoke filled air, explosions from artillery pieces and cracking of musketry was heard throughout Gettysburg, Pa., a small borough with a population … Continue reading

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State Civil War Contingent Heads to Gettysburg to Share Minnesota’s Story

State legislators, authors, historians, students, part of group heading to historic battlefield for 150th anniversary programs, July 1-3 St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2013) – “‘Charge those lines!’ commanded General Winfield S. Hancock. Every man realized in an instant what … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 1-7, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 1, 1863 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG – DAY 1 At daybreak, Confederates of Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Civil War hero could get Medal of Honor

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 little-noticed provision of a House-approved defense … Continue reading

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Exhibit looks at role of railroads in the Civil War

Originally Published Apr 20, 2012 22:20 By LARRY ALEXANDER – Lancaster Online By the time of his death in 1885, just 35 days shy of his 60th birthday, Anson Stager had served as the president of several powerful companies: Western … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Wade Hampton III, C.S.A. (1818-1902)

Born Wade Hampton III in Charleston, South Carolina, the man who would assume J.E.B. Stuart’s mantle had much to live up to even at birth. His grandfather, the first Wade Hampton, had served in the American Revolution, and both his … Continue reading

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Lightning strike injures 5 Gettysburg reenactors, 3 hospitalized; 3 tents damaged

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A lightning strike at a camp of Civil War reenactors in Gettysburg, Pa., has sent five people to hospitals. The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee says in a statement that during a severe thunderstorm at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address text

On this date 148 years ago, the final battle, forever known as Pickett’s Charge, occurred at Gettysburg, Pa. Even though the speech was not given until November 1863, it is still important, during this Civil War Sesquicentennial, to take a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: 1st Minnesota Monument at Gettysburg

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