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This Week in the American Civil War: February 17-23, 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 February 17, 1864 HUNLEY ATTACKS HOUSATONIC About 8:45 p.m., an officer of the sloop U.S.S. … 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: August 26-September 1, 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 August 26, 1863 In a second effort, Federals captured the Confederate rifle pits in front … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 19-25, 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 August 19, 1863 Northern authorities resumed the draft in New York City with no difficulties, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 3-9, 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 June 3, 1863 The first elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, … 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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On this date in the Civil War: December 26, 1861 – The Battle of Chustenahlah

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 9-14: The area was a good defensive position on a rocky, tree-covered ridge overlooking the creek bottom with nothing but prairie to the front. Once again Opoethleyohola prepared to … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: November 19, 1861 – Battle of Round Mountain

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 3-7: In mid-November 1861 Opoethleyohola, a chief of the Creek tribe, along with about 5,000 men, women and children, departed their homes and moved northwest to isolate themselves from … Continue reading

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Creek Indians in the American Civil War

Inhabiting the area between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers in eastern Indian Territory, the people of the Creek Nation viewed the onset of the American Civil War with mixed emotions. Factions existed within the Creek Nation, but these divisions has … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s largest Civil War battlefield may become National Park

by Sean McLachlan  The Honey Springs Battlefield Park in Oklahoma may become a new addition to the National Park Service, the Tulsa World reports. The U.S. Department of the Interior said in a report that there’s “potential action” for “support designation of Honey Springs … Continue reading

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