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New Civil War monument honors Minnesotans who fought at Nashville

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Members of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force on Nov. 16 dedicated a new Civil War … 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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1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh and Corinth

1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh Historical Monograph prepared by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta campaign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Dinner raises money for county Civil War monument

by Michelle Swartz Monroe News Lines literally were drawn at a dinner fundraiser in recognition of the Civil War. But unlike the war, the opposition was over the food. “We have two Yankees at our table,” joked Mike White of LaSalle about … Continue reading

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What are the ten costliest battles of the Civil War? Here’s your answer:

#1 Battle of Gettysburg  Date: July 1-3, 1863 Location: Pennsylvania Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee Union Commander: George G. Meade  Confederate Forces Engaged: 75,000  Union Forces Engaged: 82,289 Winner: Union  Casualties: 51,112 (23,049 Union and 28,063 Confederate)   #2 Battle of Chickamauga Date: September 19-20, 1863 Location: Georgia  Confederate Commander: Braxton … Continue reading

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Grafton National Cemetery a place to ponder Civil War

GRAFTON, W.Va. (AP) — Historians say it’s important to remember Civil War soldiers were real people whose lives remain relevant today. And they say Grafton National Cemetery is a good place to do it. Chad Proudfoot of the West Virginia … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s First Civil War Casualty

***This article appeared in the April, 2011, HSP monthly email publication, “History Hits: Collecting & sharing the stories of Pennsylvania.” Reposted from Daniel N. Rolph’s blog. On this day, April 19, in 1861, Philadelphia suffered its first military casualty of the American … Continue reading

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