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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: June 29 – July 5, 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 June 29, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis assured Georgia’s Confederate Governor Joseph E. Brown that … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A.

Thomas Jonathan Jackson was known as “Stonewall,” but “the Christian soldier” would have been a more appropriate title. his military experience was in artillery, yet he excelled as a commander of infantry. Soldiers adored him, despite the fact that he … Continue reading

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Quotes regarding the 14th Brooklyn N.Y.S.M. during the Civil War

The following is a list of quotes about the 14th Brooklyn, New York State Militia, compiled by Bob Duffy in the mid-1980s. The 14th Brooklyn is an oft-overlooked regiment that fought in 22 major engagements during their three years with … Continue reading

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Civil War Vets Help Popularize The National Pastime

Some 30 men who either played or managed major league baseball served in the Civil War. In addition, three of the first five National League presidents wore the Union blue in the “War Between the States.” By Tim Dyhouse, VFW … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Wade Hampton III, C.S.A. (1818-1902)

Born Wade Hampton III in Charleston, South Carolina, the man who would assume J.E.B. Stuart’s mantle had much to live up to even at birth. His grandfather, the first Wade Hampton, had served in the American Revolution, and both his … Continue reading

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