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Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA (1828-1864)

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal One of the more interesting and tragic figures of the Civil War, Pat Cleburne earned a fame that derived from four circumstances: his Irish birth, his remarkable effectiveness as a division commander in the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 30 – December 6, 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 November 30, 1864 BATTLE OF FRANKLIN Leading units of the retreating Federals of Major General John … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Battle of Franklin – November 30, 1864

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood stood on the high slope of Winstead Hill, just south of Franklin, Tennessee, on the afternoon of 30 November 1864. Hood appeared older than his thirty-three years, as he leaned on a crutch supporting the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 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 November 2, 1864 The C.S.S. Venus, part of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s make-shift naval-cavalry … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 26-November 1, 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 26, 1864 The Confederate Army of Tennessee, under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood, demonstrated against … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 19-25, 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 19, 1864 BATTLE OF CEDAR CREEK AND ST. ALBANS, VT RAID Concealed by an early … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 12-18, 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 12, 1864 The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Robert Brooke Taney, died … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 21-27, 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 21, 1864 Federal Major General Phil Sheridan was assigned to permanent command of the Middle … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 31 – September 6, 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 August 31, 1864 Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Confederate army attacked Federal Major General Oliver O. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 24-30, 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 August 24, 1864 On the Petersburg, Virginia front, Federals realized that Confederate infantry was building … Continue reading

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