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This Week in the American Civil War: August 10-16, 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 August 10, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early moved his Confederate forces … Continue reading

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Biography: Major General Thomas Green, CSA (1814-1864)

Born in southwestern Virginia, Tom Green moved at a young age with his family to middle Tennessee. Like many Southerners of his generation, Green traveled to Texas to participate in its revolution against Mexico in 1835-1836. He participated as a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 26-December 2, 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 November 26, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Belle Plain, Virginia for a conference with … Continue reading

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Top 10 Civil War destinations: The best places to relive the War Between the States

by the Marine Corps Times It’s hard to imagine, 150 years later, the carnage that occurred in just 12 hours of fighting. But as you walk along the infamous Sunken Road of Antietam National Battlefield, where thousands upon thousands fought … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 26- March 4, 1862 (150 years ago)

From the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 26, 1862 Kentucky senator William E. Simms declared in the Confederate Congress that the Confederacy would defend her rights to the last extremity. In Washington, … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: August 2, 1861

Friday August 2, 1861 The Federal Congress passed the first national income tax measure, calling for 3 percent on incomes over $800. The bill also provided for new and stiffer tariffs. Northern forces abandoned Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory, in … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: August 1, 1861

Thursday August 1, 1861 General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Army, and adviser to President Davis, arrived in western Virginia on an uncertain mission to coordinate an inspect the various Confederate force there. However, the mission soon developed into his taking … Continue reading

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Exec. director of National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Md. is myth-buster, works on shows

STAN GOLDBERG  The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. — Actress Ashley Judd learned the truth about her great-great-great-grandfather from George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. She thought her ancestor had lost a leg as … Continue reading

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A chapter that’s all but forgotten: When the Civil War came west

BY CATHARINE HAMM, MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK, Ariz. - Things hadn’t gone according to plan – do they ever in war? – and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his … Continue reading

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