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This Week in the American Civil War: June 14-20, 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 June 14, 1865 John Mitchell, editor of the Richmond Examiner newspaper was arrested by Federal authorities on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 30, 1863 – January 5, 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 December 30, 1863 Skirmishing occurred near St. Augustine, Florida and Greenville, North Carolina. Otherwise it was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 14-20, 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 October 14, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill’s leading corps of the Army of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 16-22, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 16, 1862 France’s Napoleon III received Confederate commissioner John Slidell, who requested recognition of the Confederacy and aid from warships in breaking the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 2- April 8, 1862 (150 years ago)

Information Courtesy of the Minn. Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 2, 1862 Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston issued orders for the movement of his newly organized army at Corinth, Mississippi, to attack Major General … Continue reading

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Ulysses Simpson Grant – 18th U.S. President and General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army (1822-1885)

Born Hiram Ulysses Grant, he unprotestingly accepted the clerical error changing his name to Ulysses Simpson Grant when he entered West Point in 1839. His new name, U.S. Grant, lent itself to his Old Army nickname, Uncle Sam Grant, or … 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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