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This Week in the American Civil War: April 13-19, 1864

Easy Plugin for 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 April 13, 1864 Admiral David Dixon Porter, with his … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 2-8, 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 March 2, 1864 The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Ulysses Grant as lieutenant general. … Continue reading

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On This Date in Civil War History: Vicksburg Campaign – May-July 1863

During the winter of 1862-1863, Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant made several unsuccessful forays to capture the strategic fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. A combination of swampy bogs along the Yazoo River north of the city, the 200-foot-high bluffs … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 10-16, 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 June 10, 1863 Citizens north of the Potomac River were already … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 20-26, 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 May 20, 1863 Confederate President Jefferson Davis was improving after being ill for the past … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 4-10, 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 4, 1863 The U.S. Congress adjourned. Fighting occurred at Unionville, Tennessee and at Independent … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 20-26 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 August 20, 1862 ATTACK ON FORT RIDGELY, MINN. Sioux Indians under the leadership of Chief … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 6-12, 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 August 6, 1862 The Federal ironclad Essex and four other vessels attacked the C.S.S. Arkansas … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 30-August 5, 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 July 30, 1862 Union Major General Henry W. Halleck ordered Major … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 18-24, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 18, 1862 Federal troops under Brigadier General George W. Morgan occupied the Cumberland Gap, an important trail through the rugged mountains where Kentucky, Tennessee … Continue reading

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