Monthly Archives: January 2012

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

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 … Continue reading

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Mill Springs Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts for 16 Acres of Hallowed Ground

Prior to 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs, Civil War Trust announces fundraising campaign to preserve 16 additional acres on the battlefield (Mill Springs, Ky.) – At a ceremony prior to the beginning of tomorrow’s Mill Springs Battlefield … 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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150th Anniversary Mill Springs Reenactment to be held January 21-22, 2012

Information courtesy of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association. The Mill Springs Battlefield will be hosting Reenactment on January 21 & 22, 2012 at Zollicoffer Park. This Sesquicentennial Event will mark the 150thAnniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs. Our November and … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh and Corinth

1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh Historical Monograph prepared by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta campaign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Lincoln Assassination Resources

Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In Rare Aiken … Continue reading

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Civil War Museums Evolve to Stay Relevant

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Inside Louisiana’s Civil War Museum, battle flags line the walls. Uniforms, swords and long-barreled guns fill museum cases beside homespun knapsacks, dented canteens and tiny framed pictures of wives that soldiers carried into battle. In the … Continue reading

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