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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … Continue reading

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Shiloh: From the Company Clerk’s Morning Report – 1st MN Light Artillery

The following was written in the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Company Clerk’s Morning Report regarding the battery’s performance at Shiloh. April 4 – A skirmish took place between a Rebel force & a small part of ours on which we … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 2- April 8, 1862 (150 years ago)

Information Courtesy of the Minn. Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 2, 1862 Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston issued orders for the movement of his newly organized army at Corinth, Mississippi, to attack Major General … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta Campaign May-Sept. 1864

Historical Mongraph by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh. Much has been written about the First Minnesota Infantry and its well-deserved place … Continue reading

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