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This Week in the American Civil War: March 16-22, 1864

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 27-February 2, 1864

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 January 27, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis asked General Braxton Bragg to come to Richmond, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 7-13, 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 January 7, 1863 Confederates captured Ozark, Missouri and moved onto Springfield. A group of 450 … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 5-11, 1862

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 November 5, 1862 After months of pressure from all sides, President Abraham Lincoln finally reached … 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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