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This Week in the American Civil War: April 26- May 2, 1865

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 April 26, 1865 JOHN WILKES BOOTH CAPTURED/JOHNSTON SURRENDERS Early in … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 19-25, 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 April 19, 1865 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN President Andrew Johnson, the Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, … 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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On this date in Civil War history – President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated – April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln knew that the possibility of his assassination was a constant possibility. In his desk drawer was an envelope marked “Assassination,” full of threats written to him during his administration. On the evening of Good Friday, 14 April … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: January 4-10, 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 January 4, 1865 Federal troops embarked at Bermuda Hundred landing for a new expedition against Fort … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 23-29, 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 23, 1864 Federal Major General John Schofield’s force in Tennessee moved north from Pulaski towards … 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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1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing (USA) 1841-1863 – Medal of Honor Recipient

Alonzo Hereford Cushing was born on Jan. 19, 1841, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and was raised in Fredonia, New York. Cushing was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1857. Upon graduation in June 1861, … 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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