Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pawn broker seeks 153rd Pennsylvania descendant

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer April 27, 2012 When a woman brought some Civil War memorabilia into P&J Coin and Gold Exchange in Brodheadsville two years ago, pawnbroker Paul Mastronardi bought the items with … Continue reading

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Exhibit looks at role of railroads in the Civil War

Originally Published Apr 20, 2012 22:20 By LARRY ALEXANDER – Lancaster Online By the time of his death in 1885, just 35 days shy of his 60th birthday, Anson Stager had served as the president of several powerful companies: Western … Continue reading

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Two men who died in Civil War camp remembered in Watkinsville

By WAYNE FORD – Onlineathens.com Originally published April 20, 2012 When a Union raiding party came through Watkinsville in August 1864 during the Civil War, the soldiers seized two local businessmen who never returned leaving a mystery that wouldn’t be solved until … Continue reading

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Top 10 Civil War destinations: The best places to relive the War Between the States

by the Marine Corps Times It’s hard to imagine, 150 years later, the carnage that occurred in just 12 hours of fighting. But as you walk along the infamous Sunken Road of Antietam National Battlefield, where thousands upon thousands fought … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Trail bridge from Civil War era nominated for National Register of Historic Places

by Tom Sharpe, Santa Fe New Mexican SANTA FE, N.M. — A little-known bridge that carried wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail and figured in the Battle of Apache Canyon during the Civil War has been nominated to the National Register … Continue reading

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This Week in the Civil War: April 16-22, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week       Wednesday April 16, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act of the Confederate Congress calling for the conscription of every white … Continue reading

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Chronicles of the War – March 1862

The Chronicles of the War Series is a series of monthly Civil War “Updates from the ‘President’”. They are scheduled to be issued each month through April, 2015. They are written and produced by Fritz Klein; filmed and edited by … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: The Great Locomotive Chase – April 12, 1862

Both Union and Confederate troops sabotaged railroads to impede enemy supply and troop transport. The Andrew’s Raid, popularly known as the “Great Locomotive Chase,” was one of the best-known attempts at railroad destruction during the Civil War. The Civil War … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 9, 1862 As news of Federal victories at Shiloh and Island No. 10 spread across the North, relief organizations rushed money, boats, food … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … Continue reading

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