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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined the Richmond Grays, a local militia … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … 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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