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This Week in the American Civil War: August 13-19, 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 13, 1862 The steamers George Peabody and West Point collided in the Potomac River … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 6-12, 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 6, 1862 The Federal ironclad Essex and four other vessels attacked the C.S.S. Arkansas … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 16-22, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 16, 1862 France’s Napoleon III received Confederate commissioner John Slidell, who requested recognition of the Confederacy and aid from warships in breaking the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 9, 1862 Confederate cavalry under John Hunt Morgan routed Federals and captured Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Union forces captured Hamilton, North Carolina.  A skirmish occurred … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: May 31-June 1, 1862 – The Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines

In the aftermath of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s evacuation of Yorktown and his army’s retirement up the Virginia peninsula toward Richmond, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan began a slow but steady pursuit. Although tempered by … Continue reading

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