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This Week in the American Civil War: March 18-24, 1863

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 March 18, 1863 In Paris, the house of Erlanger opened a loan of three million … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 25-March 3, 1863

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 25, 1863 The U.S. Congress completed passage of the Conscription Act. President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 11-17, 1863

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 11, 1863 The Confederate commissioner to Great Britain James M. Mason addressed a Lord … Continue reading

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Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, C.S.A. (Jan. 18,1816- May 16,1863)

Born near Claiborne, Maryland, on 18 January 1816, Lloyd Tilghman graduated from West Point in 1836. He decided not to become a professional soldier and resigned from the service. His only active military duty came during the Mexican War (1846-1848), … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Wade Hampton III, C.S.A. (1818-1902)

Born Wade Hampton III in Charleston, South Carolina, the man who would assume J.E.B. Stuart’s mantle had much to live up to even at birth. His grandfather, the first Wade Hampton, had served in the American Revolution, and both his … Continue reading

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This week in the Civil War – Week of May 22

(AP) On May 23, 1861, voters in a Virginia convention ratify an ordinance for the state’s secession from the Union as a divided nation lurched toward all-out war. South Carolina had been the first state to secede in December 1860. … Continue reading

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