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This Week in the American Civil War: October 26-November 1, 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 October 26, 1864 The Confederate Army of Tennessee, under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood, demonstrated against … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 23-29, 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 September 23, 1863 In Washington, President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and other … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 24-30, 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 September 24, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 6-12, 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 August 6, 1862 The Federal ironclad Essex and four other vessels attacked the C.S.S. Arkansas … Continue reading

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Douglas Hancock Cooper biography

Born November 1, 1815, to a Baptist minister and physician, Douglas Hancock Cooper attended the University of Virginia from 1832 to 1834. He returned to Mississippi to marry Martha Collins of Natchez. The Coopers raised seven children on their plantation, … Continue reading

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