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This Week in the American Civil War: June 28 – July 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 June 28, 1865 The C.S.S. Shenandoah took eleven whaling vessels in the Bering Sea. It was … Continue reading

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On This Date in Civil War History: Vicksburg Campaign – May-July 1863

During the winter of 1862-1863, Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant made several unsuccessful forays to capture the strategic fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. A combination of swampy bogs along the Yazoo River north of the city, the 200-foot-high bluffs … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 1-7, 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 1, 1863 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG – DAY 1 At daybreak, Confederates of Lieutenant General … 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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