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This Week in the American Civil War: March 30 – April 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 March 30, 1864 Fighting occurred at Greenton, Missouri; along with Mount Elba and Big Creek, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 23-29, 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 December 23, 1863 Fighting broke out at Jacksonport, Arkansas; Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia; Corinth, Mississippi; along … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 27-June 2, 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 May 27, 1863 FIRST ASSAULT ON PORT HUDSON In the rolling, ravine-cut, heavy-timbered country near … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 20-26, 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 May 20, 1863 Confederate President Jefferson Davis was improving after being ill for the past … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 29-May 5, 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 April 29, 1863 In Virginia, the majority of Major General Joseph Hooker’s Army of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 25-March 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 February 25, 1863 The U.S. Congress completed passage of the Conscription Act. President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 15-21, 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 October 15, 1862 Skirmishing occurred at numerous places on a wide variety of fronts: Fort … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 23-29, 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 July 23, 1862 Union Major General Henry W. Halleck assumed command of the Armies of … Continue reading

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On this date in the Civil War: December 26, 1861 – The Battle of Chustenahlah

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 9-14: The area was a good defensive position on a rocky, tree-covered ridge overlooking the creek bottom with nothing but prairie to the front. Once again Opoethleyohola prepared to … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: November 19, 1861 – Battle of Round Mountain

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 3-7: In mid-November 1861 Opoethleyohola, a chief of the Creek tribe, along with about 5,000 men, women and children, departed their homes and moved northwest to isolate themselves from … Continue reading

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