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This Week in the American Civil War: April 19-25, 1865

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 19, 1865 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN President Andrew Johnson, the Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 21-27, 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 September 21, 1864 Federal Major General Phil Sheridan was assigned to permanent command of the Middle … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 22-28, 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 July 22, 1863 As action increased at Manassas and Chester gaps in the Blue Ridge … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 15-21, 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 July 15, 1863 The New York Draft Riots, now in their third day, were becoming … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 17-23, 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 17, 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee continued moving his forces northward into Maryland. … 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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On this Date in Civil War history: June 9, 1863 – Battle of Brandy Station

The largest cavalry clash of the Civil War, the Battle of Brandy Station, took place as Robert E. Lee began to move his army north for the invasion of Pennsylvania in 1863. Although the battle was technically a Confederate victory, … 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: October 22-28, 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 22, 1862 Cotton speculation caused President Abraham Lincoln to say that individuals purchasing the … 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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