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This Week in the American Civil War: June 28 – July 7, 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 June 28, 1865 The C.S.S. Shenandoah took eleven whaling vessels … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 21-27, 1865

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 21, 1865 President Andrew Johnson named Lewis E. Parsons as provisional governor of Alabama. The … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 14-20, 1865

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 June 14, 1865 John Mitchell, editor of the Richmond Examiner newspaper was arrested by Federal authorities on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 7-13, 1865

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 June 7, 1865 A small model of a steamboat made by President Abraham Lincoln in 1849 was … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 19-25, 1865

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 Johnson, the Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, … Continue reading

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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined the Richmond Grays, a local militia … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 8-14, 1865

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 February 8, 1865 The United States House of Representatives passed a joint resolution declaring that the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 5-11, 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 5, 1864 ENGAGEMENT AT ALLATOONA, GEORGIA From his perch atop Kennesaw Mountain, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing (USA) 1841-1863 – Medal of Honor Recipient

Alonzo Hereford Cushing was born on Jan. 19, 1841, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and was raised in Fredonia, New York. Cushing was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1857. Upon graduation in June 1861, … Continue reading

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Indians in the Crater – Remembering the Battle of the Mine, July 30, 1864

by Jeffrey S. Williams Excerpted from Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man’s Journey through the Civil War By late-June 1864, Pennsylvania coal miners in the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry were discussing what they would do, if they were in charge, … Continue reading

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