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This Week in the American Civil War: May 10-16, 1865

Easy Plugin for 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 May 10, 1865 Early in the morning, Federal troops surprised … 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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Excerpts from Midnight Rising: John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

A new book on the famed abolitionist John Brown will be released next week (Oct. 25). It is written by Tony Horwitz, who previously wrote the best-seller, “Confederates in the Attic.” Bloomberg recently posted five excerpts in advance of this … Continue reading

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Civil War grudge should not affect university mascot

By Molly Skyles Truman State University Index Truman State should remove the Bulldog as its official mascot. Once, when I was 8 years old, a bulldog bit my finger and drooled on my new sneakers. It was a traumatizing life event and … Continue reading

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Inquire Within: Civil War Breaks Out All Over Again

Courtesy of Southwest Times, Fort Smith, Arkansas Get ready, war is coming — the Civil War, that is. Yep, folks recently commemorated the opening of that destructive conflict with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter. Over the … Continue reading

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