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

Easy Plugin for 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 … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 6-12, 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 July 6, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s troops captured Hagerstown, Maryland; skirmished at Sir … Continue reading

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1837 into great wealth with interlocking kinship ties to the Brahmin families of Forbes, Parkman, Cabot, Lodge, Hunnewell, Sturgis, and Lowell, Robert Gould Shaw had a privileged childhood. His parents insisted on perfectionist … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 8-14, 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 July 8, 1863 News of the surrender of Vicksburg slowly spread south to Port Hudson, … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A.

Thomas Jonathan Jackson was known as “Stonewall,” but “the Christian soldier” would have been a more appropriate title. his military experience was in artillery, yet he excelled as a commander of infantry. Soldiers adored him, despite the fact that he … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 18-24, 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 March 18, 1863 In Paris, the house of Erlanger opened a loan of three million … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 22-28, 1862

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 October 22, 1862 Cotton speculation caused President Abraham Lincoln to say that individuals purchasing the … 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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Historian: Civil War regiment endured much

By CHRIS SHOLLY, Lebanon (Pa.) Daily News At the start of the Civil War, hundreds of Lebanon County men enlisted in the military, but many of them didn’t return, and many that did had the scars of battle to bear. … Continue reading

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Public re-enactment of South Mountain, Antietam battles will be held in 2012

Two-day event on private land near Boonsboro will mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battles By HEATHER KEELS heather.keels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN— An estimated 4,000 Civil War re-enactors will stage a public re-enactment of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam on … Continue reading

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