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Easy Plugin for 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 … Continue reading
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 of one, the other … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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