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This Week in the American Civil War: October 12-18, 1864

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 12, 1864 The Chief Justice of the United States … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 28 – October 4, 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 September 28, 1864 The lull continued on the principal fronts at Petersburg and Atlanta, though a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 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 September 21, 1864 Federal Major General Phil Sheridan was assigned to permanent command of the Middle … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 22-28, 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 July 22, 1863 As action increased at Manassas and Chester gaps in the Blue Ridge … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 5-11, 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 November 5, 1862 After months of pressure from all sides, President Abraham Lincoln finally reached … 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: 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 2-8, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 2, 1862 Heavy rain fell on Virginia’s Peninsula as Federal Major General George B. McClellan pulled his army away from Malvern Hill and … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: The Great Locomotive Chase – April 12, 1862

Both Union and Confederate troops sabotaged railroads to impede enemy supply and troop transport. The Andrew’s Raid, popularly known as the “Great Locomotive Chase,” was one of the best-known attempts at railroad destruction during the Civil War. The Civil War … Continue reading

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