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This Week in the American Civil War: March 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 March 1, 1865 Federal Major General Phil Sheridan’s cavalry skirmished with a small force of Confederate … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 2-8, 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 November 2, 1864 The C.S.S. Venus, part of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s make-shift naval-cavalry … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 7-13, 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 September 7, 1864 Federal Major General William T. Sherman wrote a letter to Confederate Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 10-16, 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 10, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early moved his Confederate forces southward in the Shenandoah … 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: May 27-June 2, 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 May 27, 1863 FIRST ASSAULT ON PORT HUDSON In the rolling, ravine-cut, heavy-timbered country near … 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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Civil War monument in Hightstown, N.J. the focus of Christmas decorating debate

by Anne-Marie Cottone, NewJerseyNewsroom.com Hightstown officials are decorating the borough’s Civil War monument with Christmas lights this year, and that decision has sparked conflict in the Mercer County town. Seven of the nine members of Hightstown’s Historic Preservation Commission resigned … Continue reading

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Civil War comes back to life on Virginia battlefield

By Fabienne Faur (AFP) MANASSAS, Virginia — The cannons boomed and the guns flared as the mists of times parted, and north and south squared off again on a Virginia field in a living reminder of the first major battle … Continue reading

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Historical Inaccuracies in ‘The Conspirator’

by Jeffrey S. Williams Okay, so we know that the James Solomon/Robert Redford film The Conspirator, now entering its second full weekend, has some inaccuracies to it. What are they? Here are a few obvious ones that I remember from … Continue reading

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