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This Week in the American Civil War: March 18-24, 1863

Easy 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 March 18, 1863 In Paris, the house of Erlanger opened a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 21-27, 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 21, 1863 The winter rains continued to be Major General Ambrose Burnside’s worst enemy … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 10-16, 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 December 10, 1862 Major General Ambrose Burnside increased his activities at Falmouth, Virginia, indicating an … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 19-25, 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 19, 1862 Confederate forces of Longstreet’s corps took position on the heights above Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 12-18, 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 12, 1862 Action occurred along Stone’s River in Tennessee, and operation around Suffolk, Virginia … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 9, 1862 Confederate cavalry under John Hunt Morgan routed Federals and captured Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Union forces captured Hamilton, North Carolina.  A skirmish occurred … 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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The bridge that saved an Army: The ‘Grapevine Bridge’ and the Battle of Fair Oaks

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the Siege of Yorktown, Battles of Williamsburg and West Point, along with the Union Navy’s failed assault against Drewry’s Bluff, the Federal forces of Major General George B. McClellan … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 28- June 3, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 28, 1862 Skirmishing occurred near Corinth, Mississippi and Charles Town, Virginia. Confederate supplies at Ashland, Virginia were destroyed, along with a bridge on … Continue reading

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