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Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force “Nashville” video series

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force observed the anniversaries of the Battles of Franklin and Nashville from November 13-17, 2014 which culminated in the dedication to a marker on Shy’s Hill in Nashville on November 16. The marker commemorates … Continue reading

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New Civil War monument honors Minnesotans who fought at Nashville

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 Shy’s Hill in Nashville, … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 8, 1864 – Battle of Mansfield/Sabine Crossroads

Also known as the battle of Sabine Crossroads, this clash was the decisive battle in northwestern Louisiana that effectively halted the Union’s Red River campaign of 1864. In early 1864, Federal commanders devised the invasion of Texas by way of … Continue reading

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Civil War fort at Jamestown is dug up to get at 1607 site

By W. Barksdale Maynard This article appeared in the May 7, 2012 issue of the Washington Post. Since the sensational 1994 discovery of James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, excavations have revealed palisade walls and numerous buildings, … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: March 28, 1862 -Battle of Glorieta Pass

The engagement at Glorieta Pass, New  Mexico Territory, fought on 28 March 1862, marked the end of Confederate expansion in the Southwest and the turning point in Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley’s attempt to seize New Mexico. After defeating the … Continue reading

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Mill Springs Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts for 16 Acres of Hallowed Ground

Prior to 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs, Civil War Trust announces fundraising campaign to preserve 16 additional acres on the battlefield (Mill Springs, Ky.) – At a ceremony prior to the beginning of tomorrow’s Mill Springs Battlefield … Continue reading

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Manassas rescue fueled preservation movement

Manassas was where today’s battlefield preservation efforts began, with an assist from Fredericksburg.  By CLINT SCHEMMER   A hundred and fifty years ago Thursday near this railroad junction, terrible bloodshed occurred. Millions know the event today as the First Battle … Continue reading

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Manassas Battlefield gains ground on eve of 150th

STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Manassas Battlefield is expanding on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the first great land battle in the Civil War. The Civil War Trust, the National Park Service and state and local officials are announcing … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust recognizes National Park Service and state champions of battlefield preservation

(Chantilly, Va.) – During a ceremony this morning at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel, the Civil War Trust, a national battlefield preservation organization, recognized two outstanding historic preservation advocates with its Chairman’s Awards for Achievement.  The awards, presented by the … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust provides history lovers with ‘Essential To-Do List’ for 150th Anniversary

(Washington, D.C.) – Whether it’s standing atop Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain or inside Antietam’s Dunker Church, or viewing the remains of the ironclad USS Monitor or the Confederate submarine HL Hunley, some experiences have the power to bring history alive like nothing … Continue reading

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