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This Week in the American Civil War: June 28 – July 7, 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 June 28, 1865 The C.S.S. Shenandoah took eleven whaling vessels in the Bering Sea. It was … Continue reading

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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined the Richmond Grays, a local militia … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 1-7, 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 February 1, 1865 After two weeks of preliminary movements and extensive preparation, Federal Major General William … Continue reading

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Harold Holzer reception Oct. 30 in Kenosha, Wisconsin

On Thursday, October 30, Harold Holzer discusses his new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press. A public reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. A suggested $5 donation to the museum will be … 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: October 29 – November 4, 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 October 29, 1862 Skirmishing occurred at Island Mount, Missouri; Sabine Pass, Texas; on the Blackwater … 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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The Upper Peninsula in the Civil War

U.P. men enlist with the ‘Michigan devils’ By JOHANNA BOYLE – Journal Ishpeming Bureau (jboyle@miningjournal.net) The Mining Journal MARQUETTE – The year was 1861. In April, after declaring that they would secede from the United States, forces representing the 11 … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1,040-man West Michigan regiment who fought in Civil War 150 years ago

By Garret Ellison | The Grand Rapids Press   GRAND RAPIDS — In the shadow of the old South High School on Hall Street SE, current home of the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center, sits a boulder steeped in history. The … Continue reading

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Civil War stories on display at Henry Ford Museum

RoNeisha Mullen/The Detroit News Dearborn— Booming cannons shattered the still of morning just before sunrise on April 12, 1861. Southern Confederate forces had unleashed a barrage of fire against the Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C. The Civil War had … Continue reading

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