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

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 13-19, 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 May 13, 1863 Two corps of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s army moved towards Jackson, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 24-30, 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 December 24, 1862 Union army forces occupied Galveston, Texas, already partially in control of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 10-16, 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 December 10, 1862 Major General Ambrose Burnside increased his activities at Falmouth, Virginia, indicating an … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 19-25, 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 19, 1862 Confederate forces of Longstreet’s corps took position on the heights above Fredericksburg … 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: June 11-17, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 11, 1862 Union Major General John C. Fremont pulled back from the Port Republic area to Mount Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley under … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 12-18, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 12, 1862 Federal naval forces under Lieutenant T.H. Stevens occupied Jacksonville, Fla. A skirmish occurred near Aubrey, Kansas; and a combined Army-Navy expedition sailed … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 26- March 4, 1862 (150 years ago)

From the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 26, 1862 Kentucky senator William E. Simms declared in the Confederate Congress that the Confederacy would defend her rights to the last extremity. In Washington, … Continue reading

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