Monthly Archives: June 2012

This Week in the American Civil War: June 18-24, 1862

Easy AdSense by Unreal Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 18, 1862 Federal troops under Brigadier General George W. Morgan occupied the Cumberland Gap, an important trail through the rugged … Continue reading

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Civil War photos: Help sought to solve old mystery

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks of one, the other … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: June 11-17, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 11, 1862 Union Major General John C. Fremont pulled back from the Port Republic area to Mount Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley under … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 4-10, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 4, 1862 Confederate troops regretfully completed their evacuation of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, frightened Southern planters were burning immense amounts of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Civil War hero could get Medal of Honor

by Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Alonzo H. Cushing is close to receiving the Medal of Honor, almost 150 years after his heroic actions at the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. A little-noticed provision of a House-approved defense … Continue reading

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