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This Week in the American Civil War: March 29 – April 4, 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 March 29, 1865 APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN BEGINS The Federal Army of the Potomac and Army of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 22-28, 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 March 22, 1865 Another Federal offensive began as Major General James Harrison Wilson’s forces struck from … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 5-11, 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 October 5, 1864 ENGAGEMENT AT ALLATOONA, GEORGIA From his perch atop Kennesaw Mountain, Federal Major General … 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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Indians in the Crater – Remembering the Battle of the Mine, July 30, 1864

by Jeffrey S. Williams Excerpted from Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man’s Journey through the Civil War By late-June 1864, Pennsylvania coal miners in the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry were discussing what they would do, if they were in charge, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 22-28, 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 22, 1864 Confederate General Robert E. Lee was aware of the move planned by … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 15-21, 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 15, 1864 Federal Major General William F. Smith, from Bermuda Hundred Landing, had orders … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 8-14, 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 8, 1864 In Georgia, Federal Major General William T. Sherman’s troops sloshed through mud … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 11-17, 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 May 11, 1864 BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN Six miles north of Richmond at a place called … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 4-10, 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 May 4, 1864 Soon after midnight, the Federal Army of the Potomac moved out from … Continue reading

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