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

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 16-22, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 16, 1862 France’s Napoleon III received Confederate commissioner John Slidell, who requested recognition of the Confederacy and aid from warships in breaking the … Continue reading

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Major General William Wing Loring, C.S.A. (1818-1886)

General William Wing Loring, C.S.A. (1818-1886) Born to Reuben Loring and Hannah Kenan Loring in Wilmington, North Carolina, William Wing Loring moved with his family to St. Augustine, Florida, when he was a small child. As a teenager he fought … Continue reading

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