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This Week in the American Civil War: December 24-30, 1862

Easy 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 December 24, 1862 Union army forces occupied Galveston, Texas, already partially … Continue reading

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From the Civil War Journal of Sgt. Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Co. B, Dec. 24, 1861-Jan. 9, 1862

The following is an excerpt from the Civil War Diary of Sergeant Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Company B, while the regiment was at Edward’s Ferry. The entries are from the period December 24, 1861 through January 9, 1862. … Continue reading

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Civil War monument in Hightstown, N.J. the focus of Christmas decorating debate

by Anne-Marie Cottone, NewJerseyNewsroom.com Hightstown officials are decorating the borough’s Civil War monument with Christmas lights this year, and that decision has sparked conflict in the Mercer County town. Seven of the nine members of Hightstown’s Historic Preservation Commission resigned … Continue reading

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The Upper Peninsula in the Civil War

U.P. men enlist with the ‘Michigan devils’ By JOHANNA BOYLE – Journal Ishpeming Bureau (jboyle@miningjournal.net) The Mining Journal MARQUETTE – The year was 1861. In April, after declaring that they would secede from the United States, forces representing the 11 … Continue reading

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