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This Week in the American Civil War: June 1-7, 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 June 1, 1864 COLD HARBOR CAMPAIGN BEGINS As Federal infantry arrived in the Cold Harbor … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 25-31, 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 May 25, 1864 Federal Major General Joseph Hooker drove towards the Confederate position at New Hope … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 24-March 1, 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 February 24, 1864 Confederate General Braxton Bragg was charged with the conduct of military operations … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 25-July 1, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 25, 1862 SEVEN DAYS CAMPAIGN BEGINS – BATTLE OF OAK GROVE What became known as the Seven Days’ Campaign before Richmond, Virginia, began … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 18-24, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 18, 1862 Federal troops under Brigadier General George W. Morgan occupied the Cumberland Gap, an important trail through the rugged mountains where Kentucky, Tennessee … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 11-17, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 11, 1862 Union Major General John C. Fremont pulled back from the Port Republic area to Mount Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley under … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 4-10, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 4, 1862 Confederate troops regretfully completed their evacuation of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, frightened Southern planters were burning immense amounts of … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: May 31-June 1, 1862 – The Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines

In the aftermath of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s evacuation of Yorktown and his army’s retirement up the Virginia peninsula toward Richmond, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan began a slow but steady pursuit. Although tempered by … Continue reading

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The bridge that saved an Army: The ‘Grapevine Bridge’ and the Battle of Fair Oaks

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the Siege of Yorktown, Battles of Williamsburg and West Point, along with the Union Navy’s failed assault against Drewry’s Bluff, the Federal forces of Major General George B. McClellan … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 28- June 3, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 28, 1862 Skirmishing occurred near Corinth, Mississippi and Charles Town, Virginia. Confederate supplies at Ashland, Virginia were destroyed, along with a bridge on … Continue reading

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