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This Week in the American Civil War: April 19-25, 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 19, 1865 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN President Andrew … 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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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1837 into great wealth with interlocking kinship ties to the Brahmin families of Forbes, Parkman, Cabot, Lodge, Hunnewell, Sturgis, and Lowell, Robert Gould Shaw had a privileged childhood. His parents insisted on perfectionist … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 15-21, 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 July 15, 1863 The New York Draft Riots, now in their third day, were becoming … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 8-14, 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 July 8, 1863 News of the surrender of Vicksburg slowly spread south to Port Hudson, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 24-30,1863

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 24, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant Generals James Longstreet’s and Ambrose Powell Hill’s corps of the … 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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Banners of glory: NY state to display Civil War flags in new exhibit at Capitol

By Chris Carola, The Associated Press WATERFORD, N.Y. — A Confederate flag with links to president Abraham Lincoln and the first Union officer killed in the Civil War will be the centrepiece of an exhibit featuring New York’s large collection … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Assassination: New research unravels old myths

By Jeffrey S. Williams Concordia University-St. Paul, Minn. Written for Dr. David Woodard’s “Readings in American History” class – April 2011. The Northern States were celebrating the end of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s … Continue reading

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