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This Week in the American Civil War: January 7-13, 1863

Easy 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 January 7, 1863 Confederates captured Ozark, Missouri and moved onto Springfield. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 31 – January 6, 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 31, 1862 BATTLE OF STONE’S RIVER, TENNESSEE BEGINS The Confederates at Murfreesboro, Tennessee waited … Continue reading

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On this date in the Civil War: December 26, 1861 – The Battle of Chustenahlah

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 9-14: The area was a good defensive position on a rocky, tree-covered ridge overlooking the creek bottom with nothing but prairie to the front. Once again Opoethleyohola prepared to … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: November 19, 1861 – Battle of Round Mountain

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 3-7: In mid-November 1861 Opoethleyohola, a chief of the Creek tribe, along with about 5,000 men, women and children, departed their homes and moved northwest to isolate themselves from … Continue reading

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Creek Indians in the American Civil War

Inhabiting the area between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers in eastern Indian Territory, the people of the Creek Nation viewed the onset of the American Civil War with mixed emotions. Factions existed within the Creek Nation, but these divisions has … Continue reading

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