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This Week in the American Civil War: February 10-16, 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 February 10, 1864 Six horses and ponies died in a fire in the White House … Continue reading

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On this Date in Civil War History: The Battle of Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863

Considered by many historians to be the turning point of the Civil War, the Gettysburg campaign began on 3 June 1863 when elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia began leaving their positions near Fredericksburg and heading … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 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 July 1, 1863 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG – DAY 1 At daybreak, Confederates of Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 24-30,1863

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 June 24, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant Generals James Longstreet’s and Ambrose Powell Hill’s corps of the … Continue reading

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Fairfield opens local Civil War 150th anniversary events

BY JARRAD HEDES Gettysburg Times Staff Writer It is officially American Civil War Commemoration weekend in Fairfield, with events slated throughout the town today. The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” played loudly Friday night while re-enactors, local residents and dignitaries … Continue reading

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