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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Battle of Franklin – November 30, 1864

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood stood on the high slope of Winstead Hill, just south of Franklin, Tennessee, on the afternoon of 30 November 1864. Hood appeared older than his thirty-three years, as he leaned on a crutch supporting the … Continue reading

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1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing (USA) 1841-1863 – Medal of Honor Recipient

Alonzo Hereford Cushing was born on Jan. 19, 1841, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and was raised in Fredonia, New York. Cushing was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1857. Upon graduation in June 1861, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 27-August 2, 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 July 27, 1864 After deciding to lay a partial siege to Atlanta, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield

By JOHN HANC A version of this article appears in print on March 20, 2014, on page F24 of the New York edition with the headline: Making Do Without Civil War Battlefield. ST. PAUL — THE Civil War seems a long way from … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address remembered on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force President Abraham Lincoln was incorrect when he asserted that “the world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here,” when he presented his “few appropriate remarks” to open … Continue reading

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Full Text of the Dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 19, 1863

ORDER OF PROCESSION FOR THE CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG, PA., ON THE 19th OF NOVEMBER, 1863. Military under command of Major-General Couch. Major-General Meade and Staff, and the Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 18-24,1863

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 November 18, 1863 A special train of four cars left Washington for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Although … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 11-17, 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 November 11, 1863 Major General Benjamin F. Butler returned to active Federal command, superseding Major … 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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