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This Week in the American Civil War: December 7-13, 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 December 7, 1864 Federal military authorities were upset over Major General George H. Thomas’s failure to … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 13-19, 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 April 13, 1864 Admiral David Dixon Porter, with his Federal gunboats, reached Grand Ecore, Louisiana, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 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 March 23, 1864 Federal columns moved south from Little Rock, Arkansas to join Major General … 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: May 27-June 2, 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 May 27, 1863 FIRST ASSAULT ON PORT HUDSON In the rolling, ravine-cut, heavy-timbered country near … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 1-7, 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 1, 1862 Disturbed since the Battle of Antietam about the status of the Army … 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: September 10-16, 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 10, 1862 Cavalry reports informed Federal Major General George B. McClellan that Lee had … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 16-22, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 16, 1862 France’s Napoleon III received Confederate commissioner John Slidell, who requested recognition of the Confederacy and aid from warships in breaking the … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 27, 1865 – Tragedy on the Mississippi – Sultana explodes, thousands die

On 27 April 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, causing the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. Approximately 1,700 people, mostly discharged Union soldiers, lost their lives on a frigid spring night … Continue reading

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