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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Easy AdSense by Unreal Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 10 October 1837 into great wealth with interlocking kinship ties to the Brahmin families of Forbes, Parkman, Cabot, Lodge, Hunnewell, Sturgis, and Lowell, Robert Gould Shaw had a privileged childhood. His … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 3-9, 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 December 3, 1862 An attack occurred on a Federal forage train on the Hardin Pike … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 13-19, 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 13, 1862 The steamers George Peabody and West Point collided in the Potomac River … Continue reading

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Civil War photos: Help sought to solve old mystery

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks of one, the other … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 7-13, 1862

Major Highlights for the week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday May 7, 1862 On the Pamunkey River, near the mouth of the York River on the Virginia Peninsula, William B. Franklin’s Federal division attacked Confederates … Continue reading

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On this day: April 26, 1865 – JOHN WILKES BOOTH KILLED!

The Account of the Officer in Charge On April 24, 1865, Lieutenant Edward Doherty sits on a bench across from the White House conversing with another officer. The arrival of a messenger interrupts the conversation. The messenger carries orders directing … Continue reading

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