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This Week in the American Civil War: May 11-17, 1864

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 May 11, 1864 BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN Six miles north … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: May 31-June 1, 1862 – The Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines

In the aftermath of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s evacuation of Yorktown and his army’s retirement up the Virginia peninsula toward Richmond, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan began a slow but steady pursuit. Although tempered by … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 14-20, 1862

Major Highlights for the Week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday May 14, 1862 Skirmishing continued near Corinth, Miss., on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, as well as the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Federal Major General … Continue reading

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Tattered Confederate flag gets new life

Restored Civil War flag resurrects some rebel ‘Greys’ By Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post In the summer of 1862 the men of the Caroline Greys, having suffered the rigors of the first year of the Civil War, realized that their elegant … Continue reading

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