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Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA (1828-1864)

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal One of the more interesting and tragic figures of the Civil War, Pat Cleburne earned a fame that derived from four circumstances: his Irish birth, his remarkable effectiveness as a division commander in the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 5-11, 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 August 5, 1863 Major General Frederick Steele assumed command of the Federal forces at Helena, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 7-13, 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 January 7, 1863 Confederates captured Ozark, Missouri and moved onto Springfield. A group of 450 … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 17-23, 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 December 17, 1862 As a result of continual political disputes with secretary of the Treasury … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 22-28, 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 October 22, 1862 Cotton speculation caused President Abraham Lincoln to say that individuals purchasing the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 15-21, 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 October 15, 1862 Skirmishing occurred at numerous places on a wide variety of fronts: Fort … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 24-30, 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 September 24, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 30-August 5, 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 July 30, 1862 Union Major General Henry W. Halleck ordered Major … 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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