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This Week in the American Civil War: June 14-20, 1865

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 26- May 2, 1865

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 26, 1865 JOHN WILKES BOOTH CAPTURED/JOHNSTON SURRENDERS Early in the morning, Federal troops surrounded the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 14-20, 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 December 14, 1864 In Nashville, Tennessee, Federal Major General George H. Thomas informed officials in Washington … 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: 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: July 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 July 13, 1864 Frustrated by their inability to break through the defenses of Washington at … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 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 July 6, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s troops captured Hagerstown, Maryland; skirmished at Sir … 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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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: February 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 February 3, 1864 SHERMAN’S MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI CAMPAIGN BEGINS With over 26,000 men, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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