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This Week in the American Civil War: June 29 – July 5, 1864

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 June 29, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis assured Georgia’s … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 2-8, 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 2, 1863 The Federal Army of the Potomac was completing its withdrawal to north … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 30-October 6, 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 September 30, 1863 Skirmishes occurred at Cotton Port Ford, Tennessee, along with Neersville and Woodville, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 2-8, 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 September 2, 1863 Federal troops under Major General Ambrose Burnside entered Knoxville, Tennessee, cutting the … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: August 12-18, 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 12, 1863 Heavy Parrott rifles opened from the low-lying sand batteries of Morris Island, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 5-11, 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 5, 1863 Major General Frederick Steele assumed command of the Federal forces at Helena, … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: Battle of Fort Wagner – July 18, 1863

The storming of Fort Wagner typified the poorly planned frontal assaults launched by so many Civil War commanders. It ended in a bloody repulse for the Union attackers. The only consolation the Northern public found in the disaster was the … Continue reading

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1837 into great wealth with interlocking kinship ties to the Brahmin families of Forbes, Parkman, Cabot, Lodge, Hunnewell, Sturgis, and Lowell, Robert Gould Shaw had a privileged childhood. His parents insisted on perfectionist … 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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