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Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal By JOHN HANC A version of this article appears in print on March 20, 2014, on page F24 of the New York edition with the headline: Making Do Without Civil War Battlefield. ST. PAUL — THE Civil … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 14-20, 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 October 14, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill’s leading corps of the Army of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 27-Sept 2, 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 August 27, 1862 Confederate operations in the Manassas, Virginia area led to skirmishing at Bull … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 20-26 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 August 20, 1862 ATTACK ON FORT RIDGELY, MINN. Sioux Indians under the leadership of Chief … Continue reading

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Archaeologists comb newly-found Civil War POW camp

By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When word reached Camp Lawton that the enemy army of Gen. William T. Sherman was approaching, the prison camp’s Confederate officers rounded up their thousands of Union army POWs for a … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: August 1, 1861

Thursday August 1, 1861 General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Army, and adviser to President Davis, arrived in western Virginia on an uncertain mission to coordinate an inspect the various Confederate force there. However, the mission soon developed into his taking … Continue reading

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National Park Service Director Jarvis Addresses The Value and Importance Of Maintaining Civil War Sites

Submitted by Jon Jarvis on July 25, 2011 – National Parks Traveler Editor’s note: As the National Park Service last week commemorated the start of the Civil War 150 years ago, Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis addressed an audience at the Manassas National Battlefield and … Continue reading

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Civil War comes back to life on Virginia battlefield

By Fabienne Faur (AFP) MANASSAS, Virginia — The cannons boomed and the guns flared as the mists of times parted, and north and south squared off again on a Virginia field in a living reminder of the first major battle … Continue reading

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On this date in history: July 21, 1861 – Battle of 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas

Manassas Junction, Virginia, was the magnet that attracted the armies of North and South to the banks of Bull Run in July 1861. There two railroads, the Manassas Gap and the Orange & Alexandria, connected thirty miles southwest of Washington, … Continue reading

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Civil War 150th Anniversary Events at Manassas National Battlefield

Originally posted by Brian at The District. Thursday, July 21, will be the 150th anniversary of the first Battle of Manassas, one of the fiercest battles in the Civil War. Throughout the week ahead, Manassas and other area landmarks will hold … Continue reading

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