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Harold Holzer reception Oct. 30 in Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Thursday, October 30, Harold Holzer discusses his new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press. A public reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. A suggested $5 donation to the museum will be … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 20-26, 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 April 20, 1864 Confederate troops under Brigadier General R.F. Hoke, aided by the C.S.S. Albemarle, captured … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 2-8, 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 March 2, 1864 The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Ulysses Grant as lieutenant general. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 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 October 7, 1863 Federal signalmen observed unusual movement in the Confederate army along the Rapidan … Continue reading

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2013-2015 Civil War Reenactment Calendar

NOTE: We receive a lot of requests for information on Civil War reenactment events throughout the country. Below is a listing of events to assist people in their search for an event near them. This Week in the Civil War does … 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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An American Tragedy – Revisiting the sad conclusion to the U.S.-Dakota War

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the U.S.-Dakota War in August-September, 1862, Henry Hastings Sibley was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army on September 29, 1862, and placed in … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 8-14, 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 8, 1862 BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE Along the Chaplin Hills near Perryville, Kentucky, Federal Major … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 3-9, 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 3, 1862 Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia edged towards Leesburg, … Continue reading

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Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be … Continue reading

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