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This Week in the American Civil War: September 7-13, 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 September 7, 1864 Federal Major General William T. Sherman wrote a letter to Confederate Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 27-August 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 July 27, 1864 After deciding to lay a partial siege to Atlanta, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 20-26, 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 July 20, 1864 BATTLE OF PEACHTREE CREEK, GEORGIA Major General George H. Thomas led his … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 2-8, 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 September 2, 1863 Federal troops under Major General Ambrose Burnside entered Knoxville, Tennessee, cutting the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 29-August 4, 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 July 29, 1863 Major military moves of midsummer tapered off, although heavy skirmishing continued. Fighting … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 22-28, 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 July 22, 1863 As action increased at Manassas and Chester gaps in the Blue Ridge … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 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 February 18, 1863 General P.G.T. Beauregard commanding from Charleston, warned Confederates against anticipated attacks on … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy – Revisiting the sad conclusion to the U.S.-Dakota War

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the U.S.-Dakota War in August-September, 1862, Henry Hastings Sibley was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army on September 29, 1862, and placed in … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 8-14, 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 October 8, 1862 BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE Along the Chaplin Hills near Perryville, Kentucky, Federal Major … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 24-30, 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 September 24, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus … Continue reading

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