Monthly Archives: April 2011

Photo of the Day: 1st Minnesota Monument at Gettysburg

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Historians seek Stillwater Civil War unit’s flag

Company’s colors last mentioned in 1928 news story By Mary Divine Horace Voligny was one of 94 young men who joined Company C of the 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and left Stillwater on Oct. 17, 1862. Some, including William … Continue reading

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Little church that made it through Civil War celebrates recovery from flood

Written by Vicky Travis  The Tennessean  HARPETH, Tenn. – What’s a little water to a 200-year-old, Civil-War-surviving church? To quote the pastor: Just one more thing. Harpeth Presbyterian Church on Hillsboro Road just west of Brentwood took on about 2 feet of … Continue reading

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From the Journal of Sgt. Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Part I

Periodically, This Week in the Civil War will feature journal excerpts from select Civil War journals. Today’s entry is from 1st Minnesota Color Sergeant Samuel Bloomer. April 29, 1861  The new Co. left Stillwater by wagons for Fort Snelling. Mustered … Continue reading

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Civil War exhibit at Library of Congress focuses on people

Civil War sesquicentennial commemorations shift into high gear As Civil War sesquicentennial commemorations shift into high gear, the Library of Congress has kicked off its remembrance with “The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection,” a … Continue reading

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Nearly half of Americans identify states’ rights as the primary cause of the Civil War

By EDWARD L. AYERS New York Times Opinion Pages A new poll from the Pew Research Center reports that nearly half of Americans identify states’ rights as the primary cause of the Civil War. This is a remarkable finding, because virtually all American … Continue reading

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Norfolk 4th-grade teacher who held mock slave auction placed on administrative leave

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Norfolk who staged a mock auction of black and mixed-race students as part of a Civil War history lesson is on administrative leave. Norfolk Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Michael Spencer tells … Continue reading

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Sultana Descendants to hold reunion this weekend

Courtesy of Sultana Remembered Reunion 2011 This year’s annual Sultana Reunion is in Mansfield, Ohio April 29-30! If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to make your reservations at the Holiday Inn by calling (419)525-6000 for Friday, … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Story [Sultana Remembered]

“A Soldier’s Story” – from the Sultana A new website was launched last month called Sultana Remembered, by the Association of Sultana Descendants and Friends. This is one of their stories. In April of this year, seventy-five members of the … Continue reading

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(Fredericksburg, Va.) – On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, officials from the Civil War Trust, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism will gather to launch an exciting smartphone-based mobile tour of the Fredericksburg battlefield.  Using … Continue reading

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