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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: August 31 – September 6, 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 August 31, 1864 Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Confederate army attacked Federal Major General Oliver O. … Continue reading

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Indians in the Crater – Remembering the Battle of the Mine, July 30, 1864

by Jeffrey S. Williams Excerpted from Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man’s Journey through the Civil War By late-June 1864, Pennsylvania coal miners in the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry were discussing what they would do, if they were in charge, … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: June 15-21, 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 June 15, 1864 Federal Major General William F. Smith, from Bermuda Hundred Landing, had orders … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 8-14, 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 June 8, 1864 In Georgia, Federal Major General William T. Sherman’s troops sloshed through mud … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 1-7, 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 June 1, 1864 COLD HARBOR CAMPAIGN BEGINS As Federal infantry arrived in the Cold Harbor … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 25-31, 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 May 25, 1864 Federal Major General Joseph Hooker drove towards the Confederate position at New Hope … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 18-24, 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 May 18, 1864 The days of comparative quiet around Spotsylvania, Virginia ended when two Federal … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 4-10, 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 May 4, 1864 Soon after midnight, the Federal Army of the Potomac moved out from … Continue reading

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