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This Week in the American Civil War: September 3-9, 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 September 3, 1862 Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia edged towards Leesburg, … Continue reading

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Civil War Vets Help Popularize The National Pastime

Some 30 men who either played or managed major league baseball served in the Civil War. In addition, three of the first five National League presidents wore the Union blue in the “War Between the States.” By Tim Dyhouse, VFW … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Assassination: New research unravels old myths

By Jeffrey S. Williams Concordia University-St. Paul, Minn. Written for Dr. David Woodard’s “Readings in American History” class – April 2011. The Northern States were celebrating the end of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s … Continue reading

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It was 150 years ago in the Civil War [April 12-30, 1861]

April 12, 1861 – Fort Sumter fired upon in Charleston, South Carolina. April 14, 1861 – Fort Sumter surrendered. April 15, 1861 – President Lincoln calls for volunteers A Proclamation by the President of the United Stales. Whereas, the laws … Continue reading

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Civil War Guide Touts Spy, Life Off Battlefields

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — There are battlefields, and then there’s Belle Boyd, teenage temptress and Confederate spy. The Appalachian Regional Commission is betting Boyd is the sexier Civil War story and that tourists will want … Continue reading

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