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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: 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 – May 7-13, 1862

Major Highlights for the week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday May 7, 1862 On the Pamunkey River, near the mouth of the York River on the Virginia Peninsula, William B. Franklin’s Federal division attacked Confederates … Continue reading

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Civil War fort at Jamestown is dug up to get at 1607 site

By W. Barksdale Maynard This article appeared in the May 7, 2012 issue of the Washington Post. Since the sensational 1994 discovery of James Fort, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, excavations have revealed palisade walls and numerous buildings, … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: March 8-9, 1862 – Battle of Hampton Roads

Confederate captain Franklin Buchanan steamed his ironclad Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimack) from the Gosport Navy Yard into the Chesapeake Bay to confront the Union fleet there on blockade duty. Anchored in the bay were three coal ships and a … Continue reading

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