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This Week in the American Civil War: April 13-19, 1864

Easy 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 April 13, 1864 Admiral David Dixon Porter, with his Federal gunboats, … 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: April 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 April 6, 1864 As states which had seceded and become part of the Confederacy were … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 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 February 17, 1864 HUNLEY ATTACKS HOUSATONIC About 8:45 p.m., an officer of the sloop U.S.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: November 11-17, 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 November 11, 1863 Major General Benjamin F. Butler returned to active Federal command, superseding Major … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 28 – November 3, 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 28, 1863 During the night of Oct. 28-29, Confederates under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 16-22, 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 16, 1863 Major General William S. Rosecrans was concentrating his Army of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 4-10, 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 March 4, 1863 The U.S. Congress adjourned. Fighting occurred at Unionville, Tennessee and at Independent … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 28-February 3, 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 January 28, 1863 Skirmishing occurred at Indian Village, Louisiana; Nashville, Yorkville and Collierville, Tennessee; and a … Continue reading

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