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Civil War photos: Help sought to solve old mystery

Easy AdSense by Unreal RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks … 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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Replica of Civil War sub stuck beside interstate

ATLANTA (AP) — A trailer carrying a 40-foot replica of a Confederate submarine to Tennessee for a re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh blew two tires on an interstate in Atlanta and later headed back to South Carolina after repairs. The … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Fort Donelson (Feb. 13-16, 1862)

Located on the west bank of the Cumberland river two miles north of Dover, Tennessee, Fort Donelson was on a steep bluff overlooking a straight stretch of several miles of river. The fort itself was only about 15 acres, but … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 19-25, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 19, 1862 It was a light day today. The only action was a skirmish at Elk Mountain, in western Virginia, and Strasburg, Va. The … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: March 8-9, 1862 – Battle of Hampton Roads

Confederate captain Franklin Buchanan steamed his ironclad Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack) from the Gosport Navy Yard into the Chesapeake Bay to confront the Union fleet there on blockade duty. Anchored in the bay were three coal ships and a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 26- March 4, 1862 (150 years ago)

From the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 26, 1862 Kentucky senator William E. Simms declared in the Confederate Congress that the Confederacy would defend her rights to the last extremity. In Washington, … Continue reading

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Confederate Sunset at Pea Ridge

This video was shot by Jeffrey S. Williams, the moderator of This Week in the Civil War, on Aug. 22, 2011 at 8 p.m.

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The Battle of Honey Springs – July 17, 1863

Honey Springs was the most important Civil War battle fought in Indian Territory. It preserved Union ownership of Fort Gibson and dealt Confederate forces a blow from which they never fully recovered. It also opened the way for the Federal … Continue reading

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Maryland seeks to buy 14 acres of land near South Mountain Civil War battlefield for $55,600

MIDDLETOWN, Md. (AP) — A Department of Natural Resources official says the state of Maryland is seeking to buy some land near the South Mountain Civil War battlefield. John Braskey told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper on Tuesday that the … Continue reading

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