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1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing (USA) 1841-1863 – Medal of Honor Recipient

Easy AdSense by Unreal Alonzo Hereford Cushing was born on Jan. 19, 1841, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and was raised in Fredonia, New York. Cushing was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1857. Upon … Continue reading

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Biography: Major General Thomas Green, CSA (1814-1864)

Born in southwestern Virginia, Tom Green moved at a young age with his family to middle Tennessee. Like many Southerners of his generation, Green traveled to Texas to participate in its revolution against Mexico in 1835-1836. He participated as a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 30, 1863 – January 5, 1864

 Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday December 30, 1863 Skirmishing occurred near St. Augustine, Florida and Greenville, North Carolina. Otherwise it was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 23-29, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday December 23, 1863 Fighting broke out at Jacksonport, Arkansas; Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia; Corinth, Mississippi; along … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 16-22, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday December 16, 1863 The Confederate government announced several major command changes. General Joseph E. Johnston … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 9-15, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday December 9, 1863 As the U.S. Congress heard President Abraham Lincoln’s annual message that was … Continue reading

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President Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (1863)

October 3, 1863 Washington, D.C. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address remembered on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force President Abraham Lincoln was incorrect when he asserted that “the world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here,” when he presented his “few appropriate remarks” to open … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 25-December 1, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday November 25, 1863 BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE Federal Major General Ulysses Grant ordered Major General … Continue reading

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Full Text of the Dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 19, 1863

ORDER OF PROCESSION FOR THE CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG, PA., ON THE 19th OF NOVEMBER, 1863. Military under command of Major-General Couch. Major-General Meade and Staff, and the Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac. … Continue reading

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