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This Week in the American Civil War: March 2-8, 1864

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 23-29, 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 December 23, 1863 Fighting broke out at Jacksonport, Arkansas; Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia; Corinth, Mississippi; along … 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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On this Date in Civil War History: The Battle of Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863

Considered by many historians to be the turning point of the Civil War, the Gettysburg campaign began on 3 June 1863 when elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia began leaving their positions near Fredericksburg and heading … Continue reading

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Brigadier General James Johnston Pettigrew, C.S.A. (1828-1863)

James Johnston Pettigrew was born on 4 July 1828 at Bonarva, the Tyrrell County, North Carolina, plantation of his parents, Ebenezer and Ann Blount Shepard Pettigrew. Young Pettigrew was called Johnston by his friends and family. He was a phenomenally … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Falling Waters – July 14, 1863

The unexpectedly fierce fight at Falling Waters, Maryland, wrote an anticlimactic close to the Gettysburg campaign. Despite the recklessness of one Union cavalry general, his brother officers managed to cut off and capture 700 infantrymen from the Army of Northern … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 15-21, 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 July 15, 1863 The New York Draft Riots, now in their third day, were becoming … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 8-14, 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 July 8, 1863 News of the surrender of Vicksburg slowly spread south to Port Hudson, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 1-7, 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 July 1, 1863 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG – DAY 1 At daybreak, Confederates of Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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