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This Week in the American Civil War: October 5-11, 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 October 5, 1864 ENGAGEMENT AT ALLATOONA, GEORGIA From his perch … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 29-August 4, 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 29, 1863 Major military moves of midsummer tapered off, although heavy skirmishing continued. Fighting … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 28-February 3, 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 28, 1863 Skirmishing occurred at Indian Village, Louisiana; Nashville, Yorkville and Collierville, Tennessee; and a … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Fort Donelson (Feb. 13-16, 1862)

Located on the west bank of the Cumberland river two miles north of Dover, Tennessee, Fort Donelson was on a steep bluff overlooking a straight stretch of several miles of river. The fort itself was only about 15 acres, but … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 26- March 4, 1862 (150 years ago)

From the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 26, 1862 Kentucky senator William E. Simms declared in the Confederate Congress that the Confederacy would defend her rights to the last extremity. In Washington, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 19-25, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 19, 1862 Federal forces of Brigadier General Charles F. Smith from Grant’s command occupied Clarksville, Tenn. While Grant was looking toward Nashville there was … Continue reading

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Ulysses Simpson Grant – 18th U.S. President and General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army (1822-1885)

Born Hiram Ulysses Grant, he unprotestingly accepted the clerical error changing his name to Ulysses Simpson Grant when he entered West Point in 1839. His new name, U.S. Grant, lent itself to his Old Army nickname, Uncle Sam Grant, or … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – Feb. 12-18, 1862

Information courtesy of Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday February 12, 1862      By evening the lines had been firmly drawn at Fort Donelson, Tenn., on the Cumberland River. Brigadier General Ulysses Grant’s army was ranged in a … Continue reading

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Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, C.S.A. (Jan. 18,1816- May 16,1863)

Born near Claiborne, Maryland, on 18 January 1816, Lloyd Tilghman graduated from West Point in 1836. He decided not to become a professional soldier and resigned from the service. His only active military duty came during the Mexican War (1846-1848), … Continue reading

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