Monthly Archives: October 2011

1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta Campaign May-Sept. 1864

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Historical Mongraph by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh. Much has been written about the First … Continue reading

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In Memory: Senator Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861)

Edward Baker was born in London, England. his family moved to the United States in 1815, and Baker spent the next ten years of his life in Philadelphia before his family moved to Indiana and then Illinois. While still a … 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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Excerpts from Midnight Rising: John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

A new book on the famed abolitionist John Brown will be released next week (Oct. 25). It is written by Tony Horwitz, who previously wrote the best-seller, “Confederates in the Attic.” Bloomberg recently posted five excerpts in advance of this … Continue reading

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Civil War filmmaker still owes $263K on county loan

By ANDREW SCHOTZ; andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN, Md.— Director Ron Maxwell — who owes Washington County $263,000 on an overdue loan — said Thursday he’s “absolutely” confident he still can make the last movie in a Civil War trilogy.   “As long … Continue reading

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This Week in the Civil War: October 16

Oct. 16: War by telegram. The fall of 1861 is bereft of major fighting until Union Major Gen. George B. McClellan gets a disastrous battle going — by telegram. Oct. 21, 1861 witnesses a badly coordinated attempt by Union forces to … Continue reading

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Spielberg to film ‘Lincoln’ scenes in Richmond

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. – The Capitol of Virginia, onetime seat of the Confederacy, is being converted for a few weeks more in keeping with how it looked at the close of the Civil War — for … Continue reading

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