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On this date in Civil War history – Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Court House – April 9, 1865

The small Virginia town of Appomattox Court House, ninety miles west of Richmond, was the site of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Federal forces on 9 April 1865. A twelve-day campaign drew both armies away from the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 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 April 20, 1864 Confederate troops under Brigadier General R.F. Hoke, aided by the C.S.S. Albemarle, captured … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 1-7, 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 April 1, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s command was reorganized to create the Department … Continue reading

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