Category Archives: Graves

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

Easy AdSense by Unreal 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: … 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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Minnesotans faced first Civil War combat action at Mill Springs 150 years ago

By Darryl Sannes Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  The Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry distinguished itself during actions at the Battle of Mill Springs, Ky., 150 years ago Thursday. The regiment faced Confederate soldiers from Mississippi and Tennessee during the … Continue reading

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Brigadier General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812-1862) C.S.A.

Born in Maury County, Tennessee, on 19 May 1812, Felix Kirk Zollicoffer was of Swiss ancestry. He received some formal educational training before entering the newspaper business at age sixteen, and later rose to state prominence as editor of several … 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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Copper thieves steal sword at Lincoln tomb

CHICAGO (AFP) — Thieves have snatched a copper sword from the burial site of president Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered leaders in US history, local media reported. The roughly three-foot (90-centimeter) sword was brandished by the statue of … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago: Battle of Ball’s Bluff Oct. 21, 1861

Ball’s Bluff was a small battle by the standards of the Civil War, but it had ramifications far beyond its size. It was only the second significant battle in the east, and received a great deal of attention in both … Continue reading

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Civil War soldiers in Lakeside Cemetery

By Kay Laughlin – Westlake-Bay Village Observer, Westlake, Ohio Our nation’s Civil War began in April 1861 with the firing of canons on Ft. Sumter. This year, 2011, is the 150th anniversary and commemoration of the Civil War. Activities are … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 27, 1865 – Tragedy on the Mississippi – Sultana explodes, thousands die

On 27 April 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, causing the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. Approximately 1,700 people, mostly discharged Union soldiers, lost their lives on a frigid spring night … Continue reading

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