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This Week in the American Civil War: June 28 – July 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 June 28, 1865 The C.S.S. Shenandoah took eleven whaling vessels in the Bering Sea. It was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 12-18, 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 October 12, 1864 The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Robert Brooke Taney, died … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 28 – November 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 October 28, 1863 During the night of Oct. 28-29, Confederates under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 13-19, 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 13, 1863 Two corps of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s army moved towards Jackson, … Continue reading

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Honey Springs to get 5,000 square foot visitor center

By Cathy SpauldingMuskogee Phoenix Staff Writer A new 5,000 square-foot visitor center could be in place at the Honey Springs battlefield in time for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development  … Continue reading

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The Battle of Honey Springs – July 17, 1863

Honey Springs was the most important Civil War battle fought in Indian Territory. It preserved Union ownership of Fort Gibson and dealt Confederate forces a blow from which they never fully recovered. It also opened the way for the Federal … Continue reading

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Inquire Within: Civil War Breaks Out All Over Again

Courtesy of Southwest Times, Fort Smith, Arkansas Get ready, war is coming — the Civil War, that is. Yep, folks recently commemorated the opening of that destructive conflict with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter. Over the … Continue reading

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