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This Week in the American Civil War: August 24-30, 1864

Easy AdSense by Unreal 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 … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 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 August 17, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early ‘s troops pushed northward from Cedar Creek, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 3-9, 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 3, 1864 Federal land forces landed on Dauphin Island and prepared to take Fort … 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 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 18-24, 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 18, 1864 The days of comparative quiet around Spotsylvania, Virginia ended when two Federal … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 27 – May 3, 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 April 27, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis sent Jacob Thompson and C.C. Clay Jr., to … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 13-19, 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 April 13, 1864 Admiral David Dixon Porter, with his Federal gunboats, reached Grand Ecore, Louisiana, … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Fort Pillow Massacre – April 12, 1864

Fort Pillow was located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 40 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Constructed by Confederate General Gideon Pillow in 1861, it overlooked the river, and its principal function was to control river traffic on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 6-12, 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 April 6, 1864 As states which had seceded and become part of the Confederacy were … Continue reading

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