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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: 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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On this date in Civil War history – President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated – April 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln knew that the possibility of his assassination was a constant possibility. In his desk drawer was an envelope marked “Assassination,” full of threats written to him during his administration. On the evening of Good Friday, 14 April … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 15-21, 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 June 15, 1864 Federal Major General William F. Smith, from Bermuda Hundred Landing, had orders … 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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2013-2015 Civil War Reenactment Calendar

NOTE: We receive a lot of requests for information on Civil War reenactment events throughout the country. Below is a listing of events to assist people in their search for an event near them. This Week in the Civil War does … Continue reading

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Exhibit looks at role of railroads in the Civil War

Originally Published Apr 20, 2012 22:20 By LARRY ALEXANDER – Lancaster Online By the time of his death in 1885, just 35 days shy of his 60th birthday, Anson Stager had served as the president of several powerful companies: Western … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s First Civil War Casualty

***This article appeared in the April, 2011, HSP monthly email publication, “History Hits: Collecting & sharing the stories of Pennsylvania.” Reposted from Daniel N. Rolph’s blog. On this day, April 19, in 1861, Philadelphia suffered its first military casualty of the American … Continue reading

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