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This Week in the American Civil War: May 17-23, 1865

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 May 17, 1865 Major General Phil Sheridan was assigned to … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 10-16, 1865

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 10, 1865 Early in the morning, Federal troops surprised the encampment of Confederate President Jefferson … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 22-28, 1865

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 22, 1865 Another Federal offensive began as Major General James Harrison Wilson’s forces struck from … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 1-7, 1865

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 1, 1865 After two weeks of preliminary movements and extensive preparation, Federal Major General William … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 25-31, 1865

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 25, 1865 The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah reached Melbourne, Australia, and later left for the northern … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 21-27, 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 December 21, 1864 With Brigadier General John W. Geary’s Twentieth Corps in the lead, Federal troops … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 20-26 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 August 20, 1862 ATTACK ON FORT RIDGELY, MINN. Sioux Indians under the leadership of Chief … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 25-July 1, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 25, 1862 SEVEN DAYS CAMPAIGN BEGINS – BATTLE OF OAK GROVE What became known as the Seven Days’ Campaign before Richmond, Virginia, began … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 18-24, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 18, 1862 Federal troops under Brigadier General George W. Morgan occupied the Cumberland Gap, an important trail through the rugged mountains where Kentucky, Tennessee … Continue reading

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The First Minnesota and the Siege of Yorktown – May 5, 1862

By Darryl Sannes Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force On May 5, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac entered the abandoned Confederate entrenchments at Yorktown, Virginia. The first major confrontation in this campaign had been a success for the … Continue reading

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