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This Week in the American Civil War: November 19-25, 1862

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 November 19, 1862 Confederate forces of Longstreet’s corps took … Continue reading

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Top 10 Civil War destinations: The best places to relive the War Between the States

by the Marine Corps Times It’s hard to imagine, 150 years later, the carnage that occurred in just 12 hours of fighting. But as you walk along the infamous Sunken Road of Antietam National Battlefield, where thousands upon thousands fought … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 9, 1862 As news of Federal victories at Shiloh and Island No. 10 spread across the North, relief organizations rushed money, boats, food … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: March 8-9, 1862 – Battle of Hampton Roads

Confederate captain Franklin Buchanan steamed his ironclad Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack) from the Gosport Navy Yard into the Chesapeake Bay to confront the Union fleet there on blockade duty. Anchored in the bay were three coal ships and a … Continue reading

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