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This Week in the American Civil War: April 19-25, 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 April 19, 1865 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN President Andrew Johnson, the Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 12-18, 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 April 12, 1865 SURRENDER OF MOBILE, ALABAMA The final major city of the Confederacy fell as … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 7-13, 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 7, 1864 Federal military authorities were upset over Major General George H. Thomas’s failure to … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 26-November 1, 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 October 26, 1864 The Confederate Army of Tennessee, under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood, demonstrated against … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 3-9, 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 August 3, 1864 Federal land forces landed on Dauphin Island and prepared to take Fort … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 6-12, 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 6, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s troops captured Hagerstown, Maryland; skirmished at Sir … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 12-18, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 12, 1862 Federal naval forces under Lieutenant T.H. Stevens occupied Jacksonville, Fla. A skirmish occurred near Aubrey, Kansas; and a combined Army-Navy expedition sailed … Continue reading

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Bombardment of Fort Henry (Feb. 2-6, 1862)

Fort Henry was a Confederate garrison on the Tennessee River, the capture of which was the first significant Union victory of the Civil War. Because of its food production, mineral resources, labor supply, and railroads, Tennessee was the key to … Continue reading

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