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This Week in the American Civil War: June 29 – July 5, 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 June 29, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis assured Georgia’s Confederate Governor Joseph E. Brown that … Continue reading

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Quotes regarding the 14th Brooklyn N.Y.S.M. during the Civil War

The following is a list of quotes about the 14th Brooklyn, New York State Militia, compiled by Bob Duffy in the mid-1980s. The 14th Brooklyn is an oft-overlooked regiment that fought in 22 major engagements during their three years with … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: May 31-June 1, 1862 – The Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines

In the aftermath of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s evacuation of Yorktown and his army’s retirement up the Virginia peninsula toward Richmond, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan began a slow but steady pursuit. Although tempered by … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 28- June 3, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 28, 1862 Skirmishing occurred near Corinth, Mississippi and Charles Town, Virginia. Confederate supplies at Ashland, Virginia were destroyed, along with a bridge on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 21-27, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 21, 1862      Confederate Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s forces were on the march in Virginia’s Luray Valley heading towards Front … Continue reading

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This Week in the Civil War: April 16-22, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week       Wednesday April 16, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act of the Confederate Congress calling for the conscription of every white … 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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On this date in history: July 21, 1861 – Battle of 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas

Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the magnet that attracted the armies of North and South to the banks of Bull Run in July 1861. There two railroads, the Manassas Gap and the Orange & Alexandria, connected thirty miles southwest of Washington, … Continue reading

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