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On this date in Civil War history: The Great Locomotive Chase – April 12, 1862

Both Union and Confederate troops sabotaged railroads to impede enemy supply and troop transport. The Andrew’s Raid, popularly known as the “Great Locomotive Chase,” was one of the best-known attempts at railroad destruction during the Civil War. The Civil War … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 9, 1862 As news of Federal victories at Shiloh and Island No. 10 spread across the North, relief organizations rushed money, boats, food … Continue reading

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