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This Week in the American Civil War: December 30, 1863 – January 5, 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 December 30, 1863 Skirmishing occurred near St. Augustine, Florida and Greenville, North … 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: August 19-25, 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 19, 1863 Northern authorities resumed the draft in New York City with no difficulties, … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: June 3-9, 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 June 3, 1863 The first elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A.

Thomas Jonathan Jackson was known as “Stonewall,” but “the Christian soldier” would have been a more appropriate title. his military experience was in artillery, yet he excelled as a commander of infantry. Soldiers adored him, despite the fact that he … Continue reading

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A photo taken 150 years ago of a runaway slave changed the way Americans saw the Civil War

It isn’t possible to tell the story of the Civil War without recourse to the million photographic images that were created, some of the best of which are part of a new museum exhibition. by Ted Widmer Article originally appeared … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 18-24, 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 18, 1863 In Paris, the house of Erlanger opened a loan of three million … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: July 23-29, 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 July 23, 1862 Union Major General Henry W. Halleck assumed command of the Armies of … Continue reading

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