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This Week in the American Civil War: November 30 – December 6, 1864

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 30, 1864 BATTLE OF FRANKLIN Leading units of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 24-March 1, 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 February 24, 1864 Confederate General Braxton Bragg was charged with the conduct of military operations … Continue reading

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2013-2015 Civil War Reenactment Calendar

NOTE: We receive a lot of requests for information on Civil War reenactment events throughout the country. Below is a listing of events to assist people in their search for an event near them. This Week in the Civil War does … Continue reading

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Archaeologists comb newly-found Civil War POW camp

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When word reached Camp Lawton that the enemy army of Gen. William T. Sherman was approaching, the prison camp’s Confederate officers rounded up their thousands of Union army POWs for a … Continue reading

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Exec. director of National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Md. is myth-buster, works on shows

STAN GOLDBERG  The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. — Actress Ashley Judd learned the truth about her great-great-great-grandfather from George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. She thought her ancestor had lost a leg as … Continue reading

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Ceremony salutes Berks soldiers who served in Civil War

By Ron Devlin, Reading (Pa.) Eagle Standing on hallowed ground Saturday in Reading’s Aulenbach’s Cemetery, Craig Breneiser invoked President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal words to pay tribute to Berks County soldiers who died in the Civil War. “They made the ultimate … Continue reading

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Honor the Civil War dead

By James G. Wiles Next Monday is the first Memorial Day of this 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War. With America now in the 10th year of the War with Jihad, it’s hard to get past the … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 27, 1865 – Tragedy on the Mississippi – Sultana explodes, thousands die

On 27 April 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, causing the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. Approximately 1,700 people, mostly discharged Union soldiers, lost their lives on a frigid spring night … Continue reading

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