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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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This Week in the American Civil War: May 18-24, 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 May 18, 1864 The days of comparative quiet around Spotsylvania, Virginia ended when two Federal … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 11-17, 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 May 11, 1864 BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN Six miles north of Richmond at a place called … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 9-15, 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 9, 1864 The President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in the presence of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 4-10, 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 4, 1863 Federal troops drove the Confederates out of Batesville, Arkansas; while a skirmish … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 11-17, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 11, 1862 Union Major General John C. Fremont pulled back from the Port Republic area to Mount Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley under … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: March 6-8, 1862 – Battle of Pea Ridge

The battle of Pea Ridge, also known by Southerners as the battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the most famous engagement fought in the trans-Mississippi region. It also was the key to Union domination of that area, for Federal forces cleared … Continue reading

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Artifacts reminder of Carthage battle

Discovering pieces of Ozarks’ Civil War history Written by Wes Johnson, Springfield, Mo., News-Leader CARTHAGE — The high-pitched electronic squeal of Phyllis Burki’s metal detector told her something unusual was underground. What she unearthed still surprised her. It also grossed her … Continue reading

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