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This Week in the American Civil War: February 24-March 1, 1864

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 February 24, 1864 Confederate General Braxton Bragg was charged with the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 17-23, 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 December 17, 1862 As a result of continual political disputes with secretary of the Treasury … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 10-16, 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 December 10, 1862 Major General Ambrose Burnside increased his activities at Falmouth, Virginia, indicating an … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 5-11, 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 November 5, 1862 After months of pressure from all sides, President Abraham Lincoln finally reached … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 29 – November 4, 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 October 29, 1862 Skirmishing occurred at Island Mount, Missouri; Sabine Pass, Texas; on the Blackwater … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 24-30, 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 24, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 30 – May 6, 1862

Major Highlights for the week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday April 30, 1862 As the most active month in the war to date ended, Confederate Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson left Elk Run near … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 19-25, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 19, 1862 It was a light day today. The only action was a skirmish at Elk Mountain, in western Virginia, and Strasburg, Va. The … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 19-25, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 19, 1862 Federal forces of Brigadier General Charles F. Smith from Grant’s command occupied Clarksville, Tenn. While Grant was looking toward Nashville there was … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: August 2, 1861

Friday August 2, 1861 The Federal Congress passed the first national income tax measure, calling for 3 percent on incomes over $800. The bill also provided for new and stiffer tariffs. Northern forces abandoned Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory, in … Continue reading

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