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This Week in the American Civil War – April 30 – May 6, 1862

Major Highlights for the week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday April 30, 1862 As the most active month in the war to date ended, Confederate Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson left Elk Run near … Continue reading

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

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week       Wednesday April 16, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act of the Confederate Congress calling for the conscription of every white … 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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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … Continue reading

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Shiloh: From the Company Clerk’s Morning Report – 1st MN Light Artillery

The following was written in the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Company Clerk’s Morning Report regarding the battery’s performance at Shiloh. April 4 – A skirmish took place between a Rebel force & a small part of ours on which we … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 2- April 8, 1862 (150 years ago)

Information Courtesy of the Minn. Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 2, 1862 Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston issued orders for the movement of his newly organized army at Corinth, Mississippi, to attack Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 26- April 1, 1862

Information courtesy of the  Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 26, 1862 The Confederate campaign in New Mexico was nearing its climax. A Confederate column marched out on the Santa Fe Trail and … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 19-25, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 19, 1862 It was a light day today. The only action was a skirmish at Elk Mountain, in western Virginia, and Strasburg, Va. The … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 26- March 4, 1862 (150 years ago)

From the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 26, 1862 Kentucky senator William E. Simms declared in the Confederate Congress that the Confederacy would defend her rights to the last extremity. In Washington, … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh and Corinth

1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh Historical Monograph prepared by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta campaign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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