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This Week in the American Civil War: September 28 – October 4, 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 28, 1864 The lull continued on the principal fronts at Petersburg and Atlanta, though a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 28 – November 3, 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 28, 1863 During the night of Oct. 28-29, Confederates under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, … 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: October 7-13, 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 7, 1863 Federal signalmen observed unusual movement in the Confederate army along the Rapidan … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A.

Thomas Jonathan Jackson was known as “Stonewall,” but “the Christian soldier” would have been a more appropriate title. his military experience was in artillery, yet he excelled as a commander of infantry. Soldiers adored him, despite the fact that he … 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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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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On this date in history: July 21, 1861 – Battle of 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas

Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the magnet that attracted the armies of North and South to the banks of Bull Run in July 1861. There two railroads, the Manassas Gap and the Orange & Alexandria, connected thirty miles southwest of Washington, … Continue reading

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