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New Civil War monument honors Minnesotans who fought at Nashville

Easy 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 marker on … Continue reading

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Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield

By JOHN HANC A version of this article appears in print on March 20, 2014, on page F24 of the New York edition with the headline: Making Do Without Civil War Battlefield. ST. PAUL — THE Civil War seems a long way from … Continue reading

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2013-2015 Civil War Reenactment Calendar

NOTE: We receive a lot of requests for information on Civil War reenactment events throughout the country. Below is a listing of events to assist people in their search for an event near them. This Week in the Civil War does … Continue reading

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A photo taken 150 years ago of a runaway slave changed the way Americans saw the Civil War

It isn’t possible to tell the story of the Civil War without recourse to the million photographic images that were created, some of the best of which are part of a new museum exhibition. by Ted Widmer Article originally appeared … 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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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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Minnesota Soldier Killed at Shiloh to have grave re-dedicated after 150 years

Information courtesy of the MN Civil War Commemoration Task Force Event: Civil War Grave Rededication Ceremony Date: April 7, 2012 Place: Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sponsor: Minnesota Civil War Commemoration … Continue reading

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Request for Help – 1st Minnesota photographs

This is Wayne Jorgenson. I am a Civil War collector and historian on the First Minnesota Infantry. I am in the final stages of writing a book about the men who served in the First Minnesota Infantry during the Civil … Continue reading

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Minnesotans faced first Civil War combat action at Mill Springs 150 years ago

By Darryl Sannes Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  The Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry distinguished itself during actions at the Battle of Mill Springs, Ky., 150 years ago Thursday. The regiment faced Confederate soldiers from Mississippi and Tennessee during the … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Mill Springs Reenactment to be held January 21-22, 2012

Information courtesy of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association. The Mill Springs Battlefield will be hosting Reenactment on January 21 & 22, 2012 at Zollicoffer Park. This Sesquicentennial Event will mark the 150thAnniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs. Our November and … Continue reading

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