Category Archives: 1865

This Week in the American Civil War: January 25-31, 1865

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 January 25, 1865 The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah reached Melbourne, Australia, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 18-24, 1865

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 January 18, 1865 Federal Major General William T. Sherman transferred command of Savannah, Georgia and the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 11-17, 1865

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 January 11, 1865 Meeting in St. Louis, the Constitutional Convention of Missouri adopted an ordinance abolishing … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 4-10, 1865

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 January 4, 1865 Federal troops embarked at Bermuda Hundred landing for a new expedition against Fort … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 28, 1864 – January 3, 1865

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 December 28, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee completed their crossing of … Continue reading

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Sultana Documentary to be filmed

A new documentary film about the SS. Sultana, which perished on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865 killing approximately 1,800 of her 2,427 passengers when a boiler exploded, is in the works with an anticipated release of April 2015, … Continue reading

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After oversight, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment abolishing slavery almost 150 years after its adoption

The state thought it had approved the amendment in 1995, but a clerical error left the ratification unresolved, learned Dr. Ranjan Batra of Ole Miss, who was inspired by the film ‘Lincoln.’ The state took action, and its support for … Continue reading

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‘Lincoln’ Historically Inaccurate? Congressman Joe Courtney Finds Big Error in Film

[amazon_enhanced asin=”B009AMANBA” /] Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, recently took in a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s film, which chronicles Honest Abe’s last months in office as he fights to abolish slavery, but was miffed when he saw two Connecticut congressmen … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion for the film LINCOLN

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force hosted a premiere screening of the film “Lincoln” at the Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on November 16, 2012 with a post-film panel discussion. [amazon_link id=”1358327417″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link] … Continue reading

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Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be … Continue reading

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