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This Week in the American Civil War: March 18-24, 1863

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 March 18, 1863 In Paris, the house of Erlanger opened a … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: July 30-August 5, 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 30, 1862 Union Major General Henry W. Halleck ordered Major … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 9, 1862 Confederate cavalry under John Hunt Morgan routed Federals and captured Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Union forces captured Hamilton, North Carolina.  A skirmish occurred … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 2-8, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 2, 1862 Heavy rain fell on Virginia’s Peninsula as Federal Major General George B. McClellan pulled his army away from Malvern Hill and … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 18-24, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 18, 1862 Federal troops under Brigadier General George W. Morgan occupied the Cumberland Gap, an important trail through the rugged mountains where Kentucky, Tennessee … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 11-17, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 11, 1862 Union Major General John C. Fremont pulled back from the Port Republic area to Mount Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley under … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 4-10, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 4, 1862 Confederate troops regretfully completed their evacuation of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, frightened Southern planters were burning immense amounts of … Continue reading

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The bridge that saved an Army: The ‘Grapevine Bridge’ and the Battle of Fair Oaks

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the Siege of Yorktown, Battles of Williamsburg and West Point, along with the Union Navy’s failed assault against Drewry’s Bluff, the Federal forces of Major General George B. McClellan … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 28- June 3, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 28, 1862 Skirmishing occurred near Corinth, Mississippi and Charles Town, Virginia. Confederate supplies at Ashland, Virginia were destroyed, along with a bridge on … Continue reading

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