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This Week in the American Civil War: June 14-20, 1865

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 June 14, 1865 John Mitchell, editor of the Richmond Examiner newspaper was arrested by Federal authorities on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 24-30, 1865

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 24, 1865 SHERMAN’S ARMY IN WASHINGTON GRAND REVIEW For the second straight day the troops … Continue reading

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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined the Richmond Grays, a local militia … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated – April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln knew that the possibility of his assassination was a constant possibility. In his desk drawer was an envelope marked “Assassination,” full of threats written to him during his administration. On the evening of Good Friday, 14 April … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 12-18, 1865

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 12, 1865 SURRENDER OF MOBILE, ALABAMA The final major city of the Confederacy fell as … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 1-7, 1865

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 1, 1865 After two weeks of preliminary movements and extensive preparation, Federal Major General William … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 18-24, 1865

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 18, 1865 Federal Major General William T. Sherman transferred command of Savannah, Georgia and the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 4-10, 1865

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 4, 1865 Federal troops embarked at Bermuda Hundred landing for a new expedition against Fort … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 3-9, 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 August 3, 1864 Federal land forces landed on Dauphin Island and prepared to take Fort … Continue reading

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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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